Off-campus access to licenced electronic resources

For Students:
Students of the University of Salzburg are entitled to off-campus access to licensed, full-text electronic resources of the University Library (e-journals, e-books and databases).
Note: VPN access only allows the secure use of restricted university or library services. Unrestricted web browsing or connecting to internal university services (e.g., network shares) is not possible.

For employees:
With its VPN portal, the University of Salzburg enables its employees to work from computers outside the university network as if they were in the university at their workplace.

Further informations and details on installing the new VPN access can be found at:

IT information portal / VPN access



Please note that some electronic resources are subject to licence agreements which prohibit off campus access via VPN.
Basically, it is forbidden to provide others with your personal user id and password. Misuse may lead to legal measures taken by the media  providers and publishers. We kindly ask you to  observe the terms of use of the respective providers, such as: 

  • Systematic download of large amounts of data is strictly forbidden
  • Articles and text passages must not be passed on, neither in printed nor in digital form
  • Articles and text passages may only be downloaded or printed for scientific use
  • Downloaded articles or text passages must not be published on freely accessible web pages 


Based on strict licence agreements, the providers of the following databases do not permit  off-campus access:    

Information concerning Remote Access to Legal Databases (German)

Please refer to the  above linked document which indicates whether remote access is possible for university students  and staff, and if additional steps have to be taken to obtain off-campus access. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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