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Virtual Private Network (VPN)

CSUS students, staff and faculty who use a non-CSUS Internet Service Provider (ISP) can use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to log into the campus network. VPN provides an easy alternative to the library's proxy service for accessing licensed resources provided by the library. To use the VPN, current CSUS students, faculty, and staff will need to install the VPN software on their computer, then login into the VPN whenever access to a database or electronic journal is needed. An active Saclink username and password is requried to download the VPN Software as well as for logging into the VPN. The VPN should work with a wide variety of Internet service providers (ISP) and browsers.

How do I get the VPN Software?

Accessing CSUS Library Electronic Resources using VPN
  1. Be sure that you are connected to the Internet.
  2. Login into the VPN using your SacLink Username and Password. You will only need to verify or login once to access a multiple resources. Also the VPN does not use a time out.
  3. From PROSPECTOR or the library's Database page, select the the database, electronic resource or e-journal you need. You will be connected to this resource without being prompted for any type of identification.
  4. Once you have completed your research using the library's electronic resources, you may wish to disconnect from the VPN.