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5 Apr 2019

How To... Access Electronic Resources Off-Campus

Gone home for the vacation but still need to access your favorite databases, but not sure of how to do that from home? Look no further!

The University's VPN service allows staff and students secure access to University resources from off-campus by using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client service.

The AnyConnect Client is an app that connects your laptop or computer to the University’s network from anywhere, as long as you are connected to the internet.

All of your Internet traffic goes through the VPN to Loughborough, allowing you access to University internet based resources which could otherwise be restricted to on-campus use only. 

When connected to the VPN you are bound by the University's IT Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Please remember to disconnect when you are finished!

To download the VPN Client, visit this link and follow the simple instructions on the page - https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/student/vpn/

If you experience any issues with any of our resources, please contact us via our Ask A Librarian email service ( Library@lboro.ac.uk ) and we'll try to help you out.