Connecting from off campus

Berkeley affiliates (students, faculty, and staff) have access to a rich collection of databases, data services, and electronic journals via the Library. You can access these resources from off campus by using either the Library Proxy Server (recommended, one-time set up) or a Virtual Private Network client. The Library has detailed instructions on how to configure access on a variety of web browsers and devices.

Traveling with the eduroam network

UC Berkeley has joined eduroam, an international research and education community. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity when visiting other participating institutions. See coverage in the US and abroad.

Scholars visiting Berkeley from other eduroam institutions will have access to the Library’s licensed resources, and can also print wirelessly to their public printing service. Access to digital resources at other institutions may vary.

Setting up eduroam access

  1. Use your AirBears2 Key or Create a Key

    If you already have an AirBears2 key you can skip this step. To create a key, login to the Manage My Keys website and follow the instructions provided.

  2. Configure Your Device or Computer

Connect to the eduroam wi-fi network. Provide your CalNet ID as the user name, for example if your CalNet ID is oski, you would enter “” Enter your AirBears2 WiFi Key as the password. Your device will now automatically connect to the eduroam network when visiting other institutions.

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Last updated: Apr 4, 2016