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Hege Library & Learning Technologies

Finding & Accessing Materials

Off-campus access

Current Guilford College students, faculty, and staff can access library databases and electronic resources from off campus through the library's EZProxy server.

Please note: vendor-specific URLs (e.g. and bookmarks won't work from off- campus. You'll need to use the direct links from the library's AZ database list or use the tool below to create a permalink. 

After you click on a database link from a library webpage from off-campus, you'll be prompted to login using your Guilford network username and password.

Note: This is the same username and password you use for logging into the campus wifi or any campus computer. Your username is the first part of your email address without the For example, if your email address is then your username is jones2


If you need to reset your password please contact the IT&S Help Desk at 336-316-2020 or submit a ticket at

  • Please note that you need to be disconnected from the VPN (Global Protect) in order to login to library resources while off-campus. 

  • Please also note that some databases offer patrons the options to create a free account to save items. This is is optional and is separate from your campus account. Any of these accounts would need to be set up separately. Please see our guide on Finding and using ebooks for more information. 


Create permalinks with EZproxy

This tool reformats the link by adding the Hege Library & Learning Technologies EZproxy prefix so that the link will work from off-campus.

Paste Article URL here:
  • Double-click (or triple-click) the Permalink text box above to select the whole URL.
  • (Use Ctrl-C to) copy the new URL.
  • (Use Ctrl-V to) paste the new URL into Canvas, or a web design or word processing program.



Contact for assistance with linking to articles or publications in library databases.

Why use permalinks?

We strongly recommend using permalinks instead of uploading articles, ebooks, etc. to Canvas or file sharing because permalinks ensure that you are not in violation of copyright law.

Permalinks allow the library to maintain accurate usage statistics, which ensures that we continue to purchase and renew the resources you need.

Permalinks are a reliable means of sharing search results, bookshelves, and specific resources such as articles and ebooks. Copying and pasting the URL from the address field of a library database web page will not usually take you back to that original page. Permalinks ensure that the link will take you back to that exact page within a database.