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About the Library: Help and FAQs

Off-Campus Access

The library's protected databases are remotely available to MSOE students and employees through the library's proxy server, EZproxy. EZproxy is set to work with MSOE's Single Sign-On (SSO) system.

To access a protected database from off campus – using a non-MSOE Internet Service Provider (e.g., ATT, Charter, etc.) – simply click on the direct link to the database.

When you click on a direct link to a database from off campus, you will be prompted to sign in with your MSOE username and password. After you successfully input your MSOE username and password, you will be able to access the protected database. Please note:

  • In order to access the protected library databases from off campus, you must not be logged into MyMSOE or the GlobalProtect VPN. Be sure to log out of MyMSOE and the VPN before accessing library resources. 
  • One common access problem can occur when MSOE students try to log in to the Proxy Server while using a workplace computer and Internet connection. Many workplaces maintain firewalls. A workplace firewall might allow you to log in to the Proxy Server, but the firewall typically will not allow you to retrieve data via the Proxy Server – in this case, a connection will seem to “hang,” but in reality, the connection is being blocked. If this situation occurs when you try to access the Proxy Server, simply try again with a different Internet connection outside of the workplace

 

FAQs

When is the library open?
View the Library Calendar to see the library's hours.

How do I find a book in the library?
Search by Keyword, Author, Title, etc. in the Library's Catalog.

How do I find an electronic book?
View our electronic book databases list or limit your search to Coll: EBOOK in the Library's Catalog.

Please view the Library FAQs Guide for answers to other frequently asked questions.

Finding Additional Help

Please contact us with any questions. You can reach us by:

  • Stopping by the main desk
  • Calling 414-277-7180
  • Sending an email to library@msoe.edu