To use online resources that the Library licenses you need to be identified as a Yale University Library patron*. You do this by making sure your computer appears to be on the Yale network. This is easy when you are on campus using your laptop - just connect to the YaleSecure wireless network. When you are off campus, you will use Virtual Private Network (VPN) to put your laptop or desktop computer back on the Yale network.
Yale ITS provides VPN for all Yale users who are off campus. There are three steps to using the VPN:
- Download and install the VPN client software, called AnyConnect. (You only do this part once.)
- Each time you want to use Yale resources, e.g. library e-journals or databases, start the AnyConnect program.
- Login using your NetID and password in the AnyConnect window and click "connect."
Get full instructions from ITS, including web-install and download links.
Get help from ITS. Yale College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students may also consult the Student Technology Collaborative's Technology Troubleshooting Office located in the Bass Library.
*Only currently-enrolled Yale students, faculty and staff are eligible for remote access to online resources. Others will need to come to a library to use online resources. Many public libraries offer remote access to online resources for the general public.