Learn how the Library Access Button (Proxy Server Bookmarklet) can help you
The video was created by the University of Michigan Library

By creating a button on your computer or mobile device's bookmark toolbar, you can quickly gain access to content which you would otherwise access through the library's webpage.

Take a few minutes to add this button to your device, and start using library resources off campus quickly and easily.

Duke Alumni can access online resources via the Alumni Online Access portal.

Choose Your Browser or Device and Install Your Button

Mozilla Firefox

Library Access Button

  1. Right click on the above link to add the button to your Bookmarks bar. From the dropdown, select Bookmark this Link and choose your Bookmarks Toolbar  folder.
  2. Navigate to the e-resources you're trying to access off-campus and click or tap the bookmark that you created. The page will reload, and you'll now have access to the content you need. 

Google Chrome or Safari

Library Access Button  

  1. Drag the above link to your Bookmarks Toolbar.
  2. Navigate to the e-resources you're trying to access off-campus and click or tap the bookmark that you created. The page will reload, and you'll now have access to the content you need. 

Internet Explorer

Library Access Button  

  1. Right click on the above link to add the button to your Bookmarks bar. From the dropdown, select Add to Favorites.
  2. You may be warned that you are adding an unsafe link, or that you should only bookmark sites that you trust. Select the folder where you want to save the bookmark.
  3. Navigate to the e-resources you're trying to access off-campus and click or tap the bookmark that you created. The page will reload, and you'll now have access to the content you need. 

Apple Mobile Users

javascript:void(location.href=%22http://proxy.lib.duke.edu/login?url=%22+location.href)
  1. Copy the above line of text
  2. Open the browser of your choice. Create a new bookmark of any page, then tap Edit . Replace the name of the bookmark with Library Access Button and replace the bookmarks link with the copied text.
  3. Naviagte to the e-resource you need to access. Open your bookmarks and tap the previously-created bookmark for Off-Campus Access. You'll be redirected to sign in before being automatically sent back to the e-resource you were trying to access.

Android Mobile Users

javascript:void(location.href=%22http://proxy.lib.duke.edu/login?url=%22+location.href)
  1. Copy the above line of text.
  2. Open the browser of your choice. Create a new bookmark of any page, then tap Edit . Replace the name of the bookmark with Library Access Button and replace the bookmarks link with the copied text.
  3. Tap the URL menu icon (the three aligned dots) to access and select Bookmarks.
  4. Select your previously made Off-Campus Access bookmark.
  5. If you haven't recently logged in, you will be redirected to a login page.
  6. After logging in, you will be sent back to the e-resource you were trying to access.

Keep in mind that support  for bookmarks varies among Android devices depending on the operating systems and browsers used. The methods described below have been verified to work with the majority of devices running Android 4.0 or above; it may not work with your particular Android device, especially if the device runs an older Android version due to built-in limitations.