Proxy Bookmarklet - Library Technology

The Library provides access to thousands of databases of subscription-based articles, ebooks, images, and more. Because of licensing restrictions, these resources must be accessed using a proxy bookmarklet or one of the other methods to access databases from on and off campus.

How It Works

  1. Install the proxy bookmarklet in your browser’s bookmark toolbar.
  2. When you come across an article that doesn’t recognize that you are affiliated with the U of I (i.e., you’re prompted to pay for it), click the proxy bookmarklet in your bookmark toolbar.
  3. You will be prompted to login using your U of I NetID and Active Directory password.
  4. If the Library has access to this item, the page will reload showing new links for viewing or downloading your article.

How to Install


Right-click on the following link: Proxy Bookmarklet for Firefox, then select the “Bookmark This Link” option.

Google Chrome

Drag this link to the bookmarks toolbar: Proxy Bookmarklet for Chrome.


Drag this link to your bookmarks toolbar: Proxy Bookmarklet for Safari.

Internet Explorer

Right-click on this link: Proxy Bookmarklet for Internet Explorer, then select the “Add to Favorites…” option.

iPhone and iPad

In iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, copy this line of text:


Bookmark this page or any page, then tap the Bookmarks button to edit the new bookmark, paste the text you just copied, then tap “Bookmarks” and then “Done”.

All Bookmarklets adapted courtesy of the University of Michigan Library MLibrary Labs.