On a personal device, the site gatekeeper does not recognize your IP address, so you are asked to pay for access. The solution is to connect through a library's proxy server. The proxy server's IP address is recognized by site gatekeepers as affiliated with the University.
All the e-resource links on the library sites contain the libraries' proxy information that routes users to the Pennkey login page.
There are many other options to access e-resources off campus described in this guide.
Add the proxy information to any subscription resource URL that uses IP authentication. Paste the information in front of the publisher's URL. You'll then be prompted to enter your PennKey and password.
Once these bookmarklets are added to your browser, access to library resources is one click away.
Browse to your resource first, then click the browser bookmarklet to prompt PennKey login page.
Each Web browser handles bookmarklets differently. See instructions below.
Right-click the link, and select the "Bookmark This Link":
Drag the link below to your bookmarks toolbar.
Right-click the link: Select the "Add to Favorites..." option.
Drag the link to your bookmarks toolbar:
Lean Library Access browser extension allows you to easily access Penn Libraries' licensed content from your laptop or desktop computer when off-campus. Once installed, when you land on content licensed by Penn Libraries, the extension icon will turn from grey to green letting you know that, as a member of the Penn community, you have access to that content.
Clicking on thegreen Library Access icon will display a pop-up window that provides information on how to access content.
For Penn Law subscriptions that require individual logins (e.g. Lexis+, Washington Post) Lean Library may interfere with access.