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Connecting Off Campus (VPN)

The VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows users to connect to library resources from home or other off- campus networks.

Without the VPN, you will be locked out of eBooks, journal articles and databases. 

The VPN is:

  • Available for UC Merced students, faculty and staff.
  • A one-time download and setup.
  • A secure connection to the UC Merced campus network.
  • Administered by UC Merced Office of Information Technology.

The VPN is beneficial because:

  • You can connect to an outside internet connection (home, Starbucks, airports, etc.) on any internet browser like Firefox, Safari or Chrome. 
  • You can browse library resources and have full access to electronic library content remotely, simply by logging into the VPN. 
  • You are using a secure connection by logging in with your UCMNetID and password with DUO authentication (this is the same login you use for campus email.)

Installing the VPN:

Visit the Office of Information Technology Service Hub for installation instructions based on specific devices, troubleshooting connection issues, and to chat live with a member of OIT for support.

 

Discover why the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is important for your library research and where you can locate VPN download information. (2:01)

Additional Resources: 

Installing the UC Merced VPN (Mac)

Installing the UC Merced VPN (Windows)

Installing the UC Merced VPN (Linux)

Installing the UC Merced VPN (iPhone)

Installing the UC Merced VPN (Android)