EZproxy is a system that allows Liberty University students, staff, and faculty at off-campus locations to access the Library’s online resources. Liberty is required by database publishers to confirm that the users are current faculty, staff or students of the university (see alumni access).
See tips on doing research while using EZproxy.
If you access the Internet through a network at a company, government, or military base site, a firewall may restrict access to applications such as EZproxy. Only your network administrator can remedy that local issue. Verify with your Internet service provider or your network administrator that port 2048 is open. Explain that this port is necessary for remote access to licensed databases.
If you are a Liberty University staff member connected through Virtual Private Network (VPN) you will need to disconnect your VPN connection and then log in to EZproxy to access library subscription databases.
Generally, we recommend using the Firefox browser. You can download Firefox for free. If you are having problems viewing a page, try using another browser.
If you want to use Internet Explorer, you will need to enable "cookies." Cookies must be enabled before EZproxy (or Summon Search) will work with Internet Explorer 5.5 and above.
You may need to adjust your browser settings to enable "cookies." Cookies are small files stored on your computer by websites so that they can track where you are on the website, whether you have certain rights, etc.
Setting cookies in Internet Explorer:
Close your browser, and then reopen it to ensure that the new settings are used.