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Off-Campus Access Using VPN and EZProxy

All library online resources are accessible on-campus and remotely from off-campus. 

Access to all library resources must from the Library Web homepage at  You can use either OneSearch or select a tab below the OneSearch box start your search.

When you access library electronic resources from off-campus, the website does not recognize you as a Cal State LA student.  You may encounter error messages when trying to access library resources, such as full-text is not available, you have no access, or you are asked to pay for access.  To identify you as a Cal State LA student so you can access all library resources smoothly, free, and without encountering these errors, you need to use one of the following methods.

1.  Campus VPN  (Recommended)

Setting up VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your personal computer places you on an on-campus environment.  Once you have downloaded and turned on your VPN on your computer, you can access library resources from off-campus.

  • Download the VPN client 
  • Once VPN is installed on your computer, you turn it on by clicking the Connect button (shown below) before you start accessing library resources.

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2.  EZProxy Login  (Default)

When you are off-campus and click on a library electronic resource, such as database, ebook, journal article, or streaming video, you will be prompted to login using the EZProxy screen (shown below). Login using your MyCalStateLA ID username and password.

Please note:

  • Place your MyCalStateLA ID account username (e.g. lsmith8) in the username box. Do not include as part of your username.
  • If you don't know your MyCalStateLA password, please go to the myCalStateLA page and click on "Forgot Password."
  • If you experience difficulty in recovering your ID username and password, please contact the ITS Help Desk at or 323-343-6170.
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California State University, Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300