Accessing NYU Resources from Off-Campus

Who is eligible for off-campus access?

Our electronic resource license agreements restrict access to current NYU faculty, staff, and students enrolled in degree or diploma programs. 

How do I access databases from off-campus?


To access NYU license electronic resources from off-campus, you need to be routed through the Libraries’ proxy server called EZProxy, so that you can be authenticated after providing your NYU NetID and password.

There are three ways to reach resources through the EZProxy

  • Proxy bookmarklet
    To install the bookmarklet, please refer to  this page for the instructions

2)Virtual Private Network (VPN)

NYUSH users may optionally log in through VPN to access library resources from off-campus.

Having trouble accessing library resources off-campus?

  1. Check if you are using non-NYU VPN
  2. Activate your NetID
  3. Try another browser or clear your Web browser cookies before you try again
  4. Contact library staff for assistance

Content-Specific Databases: Ebooks, Videos, and More

NYU Shanghai Library provides great resources for ebooks, videos and news. They can be easily accessible through the main website and in a few steps. 

Step 1: Open NYU Shanghai Library Website:

Step 2: Click the “Articles & Databases” tab

Step 3: Locate “Content-Specific” databases

Step 4: Access “Ebook Collections”, “Video Collections” and more

Step 5: Explore our content-specific collections based on your own research needs

  • Ebooks

  • Videos

  • News & Newspapers

5 Things You Need to Know about Library Services during the All-Digital Phase

In the past two weeks, we have received inquiries about library services. To help library users better cope with the current situation, we’ve tried to anticipate the most likely problems and put together an FAQ list you may find useful.


1. When will the library resume regular opening hours?

As part of the ongoing management of the 2019-nCoV epidemic, the library will not resume regular operation hours during the month of February, but our virtual services will still be available to the NYU Shanghai community. The optimistic hope is that we can open in early March, but we will not confirm a start date until we are assured that library operation is consistent with prudent epidemic management. 


2. What do I do if my loans are overdue? Do I have to pay the fines?

Regular loans from NYU Shanghai Library are all due on 5/22/2020. If you receive notices about overdue loans, please contact us at We will NOT charge any overdue fines.


3. I checked out some Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items which don’t belong to NYU Shanghai. Can I renew them?

If you have ILL items that are overdue or you need to renew them, please contact us at


4. I have some library requests that are still pending. Will they ever arrive?

With the current 2019-nCoV situation, please email us at if you need to change your item pickup location to another campus or if you need to cancel your request. Please also note If you are staying in China, and still need the item(s) you requested, your request will most likely be delivered in electronic format.


5. How do I access Course Reserve items before the library reopens?

Given the current situation, access to physical reserve items is not applicable. The library instead offers electronic reserves as much as copyright allows. Students can use Ares to check out the course reserves requested by your instructor at If you have any questions regarding course reserve items, please contact us at