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GUProxy Gives Easier Database Access

Stack of old books, connected via cable to a computer

After intensive searching, you’ve found the perfect book chapter or article—only to be confronted with a paywall blocking your access. You’re certain Georgetown has access to the site... but how do you tell the website you’re a Hoya and get the full text?

The Georgetown University Library has developed ProxyGU, a bookmarklet that takes the current page you are reading and reroutes it through the Library’s proxy server. This authenticates you as a Georgetown user and gives you access to content paid for by the Library.

To learn more, watch this short video demonstrating ProxyGU* and get installation instructions on our Off-Campus Access Library Guide. This guide also contains other helpful tools and tips on how to conduct research off-campus, such as optimizing your Google Scholar settings for use with the Library.

The Library’s E-Resources and Serials Unit continues to actively look for ways to make your remote use of Library collections less frustrating and more fruitful. We welcome your questions and comments at

*The video has no sound or closed captioning. If you need accomodations to view the video, please contact