Off-campus access to CRL online contents
Some online resources in the CRL Catalog are restricted to member access only via IP. To enable access to these materials from off-campus locations, we recommend that member institutions take the following steps:
- Add two CRL hosts, catalog.crl.edu and dds.crl.edu, to your institution’s Proxy server configuration
- On your library Web site, add Proxy prefix to all CRL links, including catalog.crl.edu and www.crl.edu
To access copyright protected e-items from the CRL Catalog, a user is prompted to fill in a simple request form. Upon submission of the form, the user receives an instant email message from CRL with a unique access key in the form of a URL. Your institution’s proxy prefix needs to be added to the Key URL when accessed from off-campus.
CRL staff receive a number of support calls about off-campus access. While we often have to direct off-campus access questions from end-users to their home institution library, we encourage contacts from technical staff in charge of your proxy server. Please refer questions related to CRL hosts configuration on your Proxy server to CRL Systems staff.