Answered By: Kerry Keck
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2016     Views: 1237

Almost all of the library's journals, databases and other online "stuff" may be used from off-campus by current Rice faculty, students and staff.  Emeritus faculty also have access to these resources from off-campus.   Members of the general community must visit Fondren Library in person, and use one of our public computers to use these resources.  Alumni should check out our Alumni Digital Library.

To use our digital library from off-campus, it is best to begin from the library's website.  The Classic Catalog, OneSearch, web page links, electronic reserve module, and journal portal all include the proper coding to take you to the Rice proxy server.  You will be asked to log into the proxy using your NetID and password ... and then passed on to the journal or other online resource.  The online journal now will recognize you as an authorized user and give you full access.

If you use other search engines, you won't be routed through the Rice proxy (without some additional work on your part) and won't be recognized as an authorized user.