Off‑Campus Access

Using library resources from off-campus

Proxy service

Dalhousie students, faculty and staff can access all library electronic resources remotely (at home, in your office, anywhere off-campus) via its proxy server.


A valid Dalhousie University Net ID provides you with full access to library electronic resources at home or anywhere off campus.

  • Only current faculty, staff or students with a valid Dalhousie NetID are entitled to use our remote access service. 


No setup or configuration is needed to access library resources off campus. You login to each library resource as if you were logging on to your Dalhousie mail or My.Dal.

  • Click on the E-journal or database you want to use.
  • A login box pops up.
  • Enter your Dalhousie Net ID and password.
  • Secure off-campus access to licensed library resources over the Internet.

Proxy policy

The Dalhousie Libraries Proxy policy [PDF, 70 kB] outlines in detail your eligibility to use the proxy service.

Technical assistance

If you are a current student, faculty or staff member and are having problems logging in to Proxy, please reset your password. Sometimes passwords need to be reset in order for proxy to work.

If you have difficulty resetting your password you can contact or visit one of our IT Help Desks.

After resetting your password, if you still have difficulties accessing proxy, please fill out our Online Article / Resource Help Form.