Proxy Server Bookmarklet

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. We provide some guidance below. Once its added, the next time you find yourself being asked to purchase access to an article, select the bookmark!

Google Chrome

Right-click on the following link, then select "Copy Link Address":
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Go to "Bookmark Manager" under the Bookmarks menu.

Navigate to the place you want to create this bookmark (the Bookmarks Bar, or elsewhere).

Click the vertical three dot icon to the right of the Bookmark search box (normally on a blue background) and select "Add New Bookmark"

Give the Bookmark a name (for example, "U-M Library Proxy Bookmarklet") and paste in the URL you copied in the first step in the URL field.

Click "Save".


Note: In the latest version of the Mac OS (Yosemite), the Favorites bar is hidden by default. If you do not see the Favorites bar just below the URL, above the web page content, go to the View menu in Safari and select "Show Favorites Bar."

Drag this link to your Favorites toolbar:
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Right-click on the following link, then select the "Bookmark This Link" option:
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Although Edge does not allow you to drag-and-drop a bookmarklet as do Chrome or Safari, if you have the bookmarklet in a different browser, you can import your bookmarks into Edge. You may need to delete duplicate or unwanted bookmarks after you have done so.

Internet Explorer

Right-click on this link
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Select the "Add to Favorites..." option. You may be warned that you are adding a link which may be unsafe. While some links like this may be unsafe, we believe this one is safe. You can click whichever option is required to continue.

iPhone and iPad

Please see the iPhone and iPad instructions.

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Last modified: 03/20/2020