Accessing Library Resources Off Campus


Describes how to access licensed library resources such as articles, ebooks, databases, and streaming videos off campus.



Camosun Library subscribes to thousands of online journals, magazines, newspapers, ebooks, media, and other digital content. Access to these resources is restricted to current Camosun students and employees. When you log in to the Camosun network on campus, you should be able to access library eresources automatically.


To access library eresources off campus you will need to log in, or authenticate, via EZproxy using your Camosun domain account (also used for D2L, myCamosun, etc.).

When you select a link the library's Databases A-Z page, you should see the EZproxy login screen: 

secure login to Camosun library EZproxy grey banner

Enter your Camosun ID and password to connect to the resource.

Single Search

When you are off campus, you can begin searching Camosun Library's Single Search discovery tool in guest mode; however, you will need to log in to access the full text of articles, ebooks or other licensed content. Click the link on the yellow banner at the top of the screen that says, "Hello, Guest..." to log in via EZproxy.

yellow banner Hello Guest login link above search boxes

Troubleshooting tips

For help with your myCamosun login and password, see the Camosun account help article.

Some common EZproxy login problems and possible solutions are described in the library's troubleshooting guide.

Basic tips:

  • Check if your myCamosun login works for other college resources (D2L, Wi-Fi, computers on campus, etc.).
  • Clear your browser’s cache and cookies, or try logging in with a different browser.
  • Use an Incognito or Private window.

If you are still having problems, please contact the library.




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