Using a Browser Bookmark

When not on a campus computer or using an MWireless or MWireless-UMHS network connection, you can use our proxy server bookmarklet to check for a library subscription to specific content. 

After adding the bookmark, you can select it when you're on a web page with content you want to access that you're being asked to pay for. If we have a subscription, you’ll be prompted to log in with your U-M credentials for immediate access. Otherwise the page will refresh without any changes.

Add the bookmarklet to your browser

Choose one of the following options to bookmark this Check for Library Access link in your browser. The steps vary slightly between browsers, so you may need to look up directions for the one you are using. 

You usually need to either:

  • Select and drag the link into your bookmarks bar, or
  • Right click on the link and use the option to add a bookmark, or
  • Find the option to add a bookmark manually, copy the link address and paste it in as the new bookmark’s URL or destination. Name it Check for Library Access, or whatever is meaningful to you.

If you're using a mobile browser, you will likely need to copy the link, bookmark this page, edit that bookmark, and paste in the copied URL.

Next time you find yourself being asked to purchase access to an article, select the bookmark!

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