Why can't I access Library Resources on the VPN?

The VPN is not for accessing library resources, because most library resources are not hosted on IU servers. If the library resource is linked to a vendor-hosted website, logging into the VPN will not authenticate you to that website as belonging to IUPUI - the vendor website is looking for a campus IP address or the IP address of our proxy server.

Previously, if an off-campus user was logged into the VPN, all library resources would recognize them as being on campus and they would get access to all resources.  This has changed with an alteration to VPN configuration; off-campus access to library resources is now only possible if the user is employing resources through links from the IUPUI University Library website, which pushes them through the proxy server.

For a possible alternative solution, please go to the bookmarklet page.