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Physical Sciences & Engineering Library

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources: Install VPN Client Software

June 3rd, 2016 by Cory Craig

As of June 13, 2016 the Library’s web VPN and proxy server will no longer be available. You will need to download a new VPN Client called Pulse Secure, on each of your computers/devices.

This change will allow improved searching within many of our databases.

If you already use the Library Client VPN, it should automatically upgrade to the new version on or after June 13, 2016. No further action is required.

If you currently use the Web VPN, you will need to follow the steps below to install the new Client VPN.

  1. From the library’s website:
  1. Select the Connect From Off Campus link- located on the left side page:
  1. Look for “Web-VPN” and click the link that says “Install the new VPN Client (Pulse Secure).” The direct link is:
  1. Find instructions for your device under:
    VPN Client for Desktops and Notebooks: Installation & Use  -OR-
    VPN App for Mobile Devices: Installation & Use 
    (screen shots below)

VPN client 1










VPN Client 2

  1. Follow the instructions provided.

Now you are ready to access the library’s resources from off campus.

If you need assistance, please contact Technical Support:

If you want to discuss this change with a librarian, contact:

PSE Library  | |  (530) 752-0540

MELVYL & other OCLC services: not available Saturday night, 6/4/16

June 2nd, 2016 by Cory Craig

The MELVYL catalog, UC Request (Interlibrary Loan), FirstSearch, and all other OCLC services
will be unavailable from 6:00 pm Saturday, 4 June 2016 to 9:00 am Sunday, 5 June 2016, Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) while OCLC conducts data storage migrations.

Resources affected include the 11 UC Melvyl instances (WorldCat Local), the 11 WorldCat Discovery (beta) instances, WorldShare ILL, WorldShare Management Services, FirstSearch,, UC’s Request (Interlibrary Loan) service, VDX (UC’s consortial borrowing service), & MyILL Request.