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Proxy Server

About the Proxy Server

Because of publisher's licences, access to many of the electronic journals and databases available on the library's website are restricted to the Laurentian University community.

The proxy server allows students, faculty and staff at the University to access these licensed resources off campus.

Access Problems?

For technical questions about the proxy server (i.e.: username and password issues), please contact the Information Technology Service Desk:

  • via email at
  • by phone at 1-800-461-4030 ext 2200
  • in person at the Tech Hub in the Arts Building in room A-100.

If you have other questions regarding the library's electronic resources, please contact the librarian responsible for your subject area. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a proxy?

A proxy is a login page that allows you to authenticate yourself as an Laurentian University student from off-campus.

To login via the proxy, use your LaurentianID username and password (the same ones that you use to access LUmail, or D2L ).

N.B.: to update your password, please visit

How can I access electronic resources that Laurentian University subscribes to from off-campus?

  1. Using the library's website, find the electronic resource you want to use (i.e.: e-book, database, e-journal, etc...).
  2. Click on the link provided to access the resource.
  3. A login page will appear - enter your username and password.

Laurentian University Proxy Login Screen

I tried to use one of the electronic resources and got a message saying that "the maximum number of simultaneous users has been reached. Please try again". Can I still get on?

Yes, but you may have to wait a short time before trying to access it again. Some products licensed by the library are restricted to a certain number of simultaneous users. If you are unable to get on, it means that the maximum number has been reached. Please continue trying.