Beginning January 2013, users accessing the Library’s online resources from off campus through myVPN will need to use the EZproxy tool instead.

When accessing a journal or database, EZproxy will automatically determine whether users are valid UBC patrons. Users can simply provide their login credentials (i.e. CWL or Library Barcode/PIN) to access Library resources remotely. Users can login to EZproxy at any time while visiting the Library website by clicking the “Login” button on the navigation bar.

The myVPN service is maintained by UBC – other UBC services available via myVPN will not be affected by the Library changes. 

However, myVPN service requires users to use specific software, while the EZproxy tool can be used without any additional software installations.

Visit the Use the Library site for instructions on connecting from home. For electronic resources troubleshooting or technical assistance, please use the Contact Us form.

If you have any questions regarding the change, please contact Teresa Lee, E-resource & Access Librarian, at

  • More information about myVPN
  • More information about EZProxy

Please note that there will be a 10 minute EZproxy service interruption at noon on Wednesday, November 7. 

This will allow Library Systems and Information Technology to perform a virtual machine resource upgrade (memory & CPU). 

Any UBC faculty, staff or student who uses the Ezproxy service to access licensed Library resources (including Journals A-Z, Indexes and Databases and other resources) from off-campus computers during this time will be affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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