The links from the Catalogue for Books 24X7 titles are broken. We are fixing. To get to a Books 24X7 title, please do try the following:

We hope to have this fixed early next week.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

*UPDATE* – EZproxy update a success. All should be working better than before.

ezproxyYou saw the banner on the Library Home page that reads:

EZproxy Unavailable – Thursday, Feb 4th, 2:00PM – 6:00PM

But what does that mean to you?

If you are trying to connect to a subscribed eresource from off campus, Proxy will not be an option for the 4 hours. Please use myVPN.

Books24x7_Logo_Final_clearBooks 24×7 will have connection issues till possibly Friday morning. The “old” login (for anyone familiar with the blue screen) will work if you have a pre-existing account. The new will not. See the Library Information Page for your login options. Only “Alternate online access: Click here for the electronic version.” links will work in the catalog during this time.

ebraryebrary will be unavailable from off campus unless you go through myVPN possibly till Friday morning. Personal bookshelves will be unavailable for the same period, whether on or off campus.

china_dataChina Data Online will be unavailable till Friday morning or possibly later.

GMIDGlobal Market Information Database (GMID) will be unavailable till possibly Friday morning.

Passwords that are hidden behind links that require your UBCcard Barcode and PIN will be unavailable for the 4 hours.

We apologize for all this (and possibly more) disruptions, but the end result will be a better Proxy service. If you encounter any problems or have questions, please contact us.

EZProxy service is back.  Friday’s problems now resolved.

We’re having problems with our ezproxy server.  Systems staff are investigating and we hope access will be restored as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, resources authenticated via EZProxy are unavailable.   We apologize especially for the inconvenience to our Books 24×7 and Euromonitor (GMID) database users.

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We’re having problems with our ezproxy server.  Systems staff are investigating and we hope access will be restored as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, resources authenticated via EZProxy are unavailable.   We apologize especially for the inconvenience to our Books 24×7 and Euromonitor (GMID) database users.

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**UPDATE** Problem resolved. Connection now goes from EZproxy into Books 24×7 site on 1st attempt. Now go read Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X for Dummies.

Books 24x7 logoIf you have tried to connect to a Books 24×7 title lately, you may have noticed a small glitch. On the first attempt through EZproxy (where you enter your UBCcard Barcode and PIN), you land on the “Blue Box” log in screen for Books 24×7. Don’t panic or try to figure out what to enter. Use your browsers Back button and enter EZproxy again. On the second attempt (as long as you don’t clear you cookies) you will connect to your book.

Why is this? Top people are working on that question right now. Stay tuned.

Books 24×7 can now be accessed by UBCcard Barcode and PIN. Find the title in the catalogue, click on the “Online Access” under the title and sign in.

New to Books 24×7? Click on their “Help” tab and read the FAQs.

“OK, it’s easier,” you say. “But I’ve used Books 24×7 before. Where’s my saved ebooks?” Ay, there’s the rub. In testing, saved ebooks came across under the new log-in. In reality, they didn’t.

However, you can still access them through your old account. After you find a title in the Library catalogue, click on the “Alternate Online Access” at the BOTTOM of the page - OR - go to our Books 24×7 Info Page and  log in through “old account” using your old Username and Password.

*NOTE: We are only allowed 8 users at one time. Therefore, the resource times-out after 15 minutes of inactivity.

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