Using a Browser Bookmark

When not on a campus computer or using an MWireless or MWireless-UMHS network connection, you can use our proxy server bookmarklet to check for a library subscription to specific content. 

When on a web page with content you want, select the bookmark. If we have a subscription, you’ll be prompted to log in with your U-M credentials for immediate access. Otherwise the page will refresh without any changes.

Add the bookmarklet to your browser

The bookmarklet needs to be added as a bookmark to your browser. The steps vary slightly between browsers, so you may need to look up directions for the one you are using.  

Use this Check for Library Access link.

  • Depending on your browser, you may need to select and drag the link into your bookmarks bar, right click on the link and use the option to add a bookmark, or copy the link address and paste it in as the new bookmark’s URL or destination 
  • If you had to copy and paste the URL, name the bookmark Check for Library Access, or whatever is meaningful to you

Next time you find yourself being asked to purchase access to an article, select the bookmark!

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