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Connect from Off-Campus

Most of our e-journals, databases, and electronic reserve materials are restricted so that only current UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students can use them off campus. Eligible users desiring off-campus access must configure their electronic devices to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

VPN AnyConnect (Client-based)

VPN AnyConnect is the preferred way to access the Library's resources from off campus.  A UC San Diego username and password is required for download. To use VPN AnyConnect, you need to be able to install software on your device.

Download VPN AnyConnect

Important Note

Select 2-Step Secured - Allthruucsd from the "Group" drop-down menu when authenticating.

Note: 2-Step login is required for faculty, staff, and student VPN connections.

Visit VPN EasyConnect (Web-based) if you cannot install software on your device.

Username & Password

A UC San Diego username and password is required to use VPN services. See Getting or Changing Your UC San Diego Password if you don't know your username or password.


See our troubleshooting page for help.


For help with connecting from off-campus using the VPN, contact the ITS Service Desk.

For more information about using library resources, Ask a Librarian.