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University of Washington Health Sciences Library


Commonly asked questions from Health Sciences Library users.

Can I access library resources from off campus?

HSL Off CampusCurrent students, staff and faculty (including practitioners with clinical faculty appointments*) are able to access UW licensed resources from off campus.  This can be done in one of two ways, both of which depend on a properly authorized UW NetID and password.

  1. Clicking on a UW licensed resource from a library's website will connect you through the ezProxy server.  After authentication, your browser will continue on to the resource you selected.
  2. Via Husky OnNet*: requires initial log on to this service with UW NetID and password after which your computer will be seen as being ‘on campus’  and no further logins will be required when clicking on UW licensed resources.
    *Requires software download
    *Requires your local network to allow VPN (virtual private network) access
    *Requires you to direct All Internet Traffic through the app
    For more information, see: Configuring HuskyOnNet

Health professionals who mentor UW students, interns, clerks and residents often have clinical faculty appointments granted by a UW department or school and generally need to be renewed every year. Clinical faculty have access to UW Libraries online resources for the duration of their appointments.  If you have a current clinical faculty appointment and do not have access to the library's online resources, please contact the UW department or school that you are affiliated with.

More information on access is available at

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