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ACCESS ELECTRONIC RESOURCES FROM HOME!

All electronic resources available to Hunter students, faculty and staff can be accessed on our Library website from off-campus via our proxy server.

You must have a Hunter email account and only use links to these licensed resources from our Hunter Library website. You will NOT be able to go directly to the site of the resource for access.

Hunter email Accounts

The license agreements for our electronic resources require that we limit off-campus access to Hunter students, faculty and staff. When you connect to the resources using our Library web pages, you will be asked for your Hunter username and password. All Hunter students, faculty and staff have a Hunter email account.
  • Username: Everything before the @ symbol in your Hunter email account. Example: johndoe@hunter.cuny.edu is the Hunter email address, so the username is johndoe.
  • Password:  Your Hunter email password.
  • To find your Hunter username (NetID), or to reset your password if you have forgotten it go to NetID Central.
  • For problems with or to obtain a HunterNetID, please contact the appropriate Help Desk at:
    Students: (212) 650-3624 or e-mail studenthelpdesk@hunter.cuny.edu or go to Rm 1001N, outside of the PCS labs.
    Faculty/Staff: (212) 772-4357 or email helpdesk@hunter.cuny.edu or room 109, North Building.
Web Browsers

The CUNY+ catalog and our licensed electronic resources should work with Internet Explorer 6.0 and above, Netscape Navigator version 6.2 and above, and Firefox version All of these may be downloaded for free.
* The AOL web browser does NOT work well with some resources. If you subscribe to AOL, connect to the Internet with AOL normally, then minimize the AOL window, and use one of the browsers listed above.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Many journal articles, including those on Electronic Reserve, are in PDF format and must be viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded free from their website.

Personal/Course Page Links to our Licensed Resources

In order to eliminate configuration on home machines for off campus access to our licensed resources, links to documents on these resources need to be edited. These changes were already made on our Library web pages.

If you have links on your pages to our licensed databases and wish to access those resources from off campus, you must preface each URL address (link) with the following:
http://proxy.wexler.hunter.cuny.edu/login?url=
After the equal sign, you can place your persistent link. So for example, if your current link reads as ...
http ://www.eb.com/ilandoc.pdf, the revised link should be
http://proxy.wexler.hunter.cuny.edu/login?url=http://www.eb.com/ilandoc.pdf
(The italic text is just for emphasis and not needed in the actual link)

With this expanded link in place, Hunter patrons will be able to use this link from off-campus with only a prompt to enter their Hunter email username and password. If you have any questions contact the Library helpdesk at (212)772-4170, or email us at proxyreq@hunter.cuny.edu

What the Proxy Server Provides

From outside of Hunter College, the proxy server provides Hunter College students, faculty and staff with access to web-based electronic resources that are licensed to Hunter College only and those available CUNY-wide as well.

You do NOT need a Hunter email account to access these resources from offices and computer labs located at Hunter College.