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Remote access to electronic resources

The Library's electronic resources (databases, e-journals, e-books), by contract with our suppliers, can only be consulted within the Milano-Bicocca University network.

To fulfill this condition, but at the same time give its users the chance to use them at home, the University offers a proxy access service.

N. B.: Proxy access is strictly reserved to institutional users (students, faculty, TA staff etc.) with a University e-mail address ( or

All other users can only access our resources by coming physically to the University, and only if walk-in users are included in the resource's licence.

Resources which require proxy access

Outside the University, the following resources can only be accessed via proxy:

Only a small group of databases, marked “Biblioteca”, “Centrale”, “Scienze”, “Medicina”, can only be consulted from inside the University Library.

However,  the online catalogue (OPAC), the Bicocca Open Archive (BOA) and some free databases, such as Pubmed or ESSPER, can be consulted from any computer.

How to use remote access

With our new remote access service, you can just

You will be redirected to the University CAS portal, where you will login, just the way you do for other University services.

User Id and password are those used for webmail authentication ( o + password).

If you're already logged into other University services, no authentication will be required and you will be able to use our resources at once.

For further information and help, please read the proxy service FAQ (only in Italian) or write to

The old remote access service will be discontinued in the next few months .

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