Off Campus Access

The University Libraries subscribes to thousands of scholarly journals and electronic books that you can access online. Due to licensing restrictions, only current students, faculty, and staff have access to these resources off-campus. When accessing most resources from off campus, you will have to login using your Mason username and password. 

Troubleshooting

If you are a current student or faculty and are having trouble connecting to content like electronic journals, articles or e-books to from off-campus, here are some steps to try: 

  • If you are not asked to login, add the following the beginning of the link: http://mutex.gmu.edu/login?url=  
    This makes the site go through the Mason Proxy server (using the EZProxy service).  If you would like to link to Mason subscribed content properly, see the guide: Linking to Library Content
    • If you are asked to login, make sure your Username and Password have been activated.
      If you have forgotten your email account password, or never activated your MasonLIVE email account, visit this site and follow the instructions: http://masonlive2.gmu.edu/instructions.cfm
    • Disable the pop-up blocker while you are using our databases. You can always go back and enable it again for general Internet use. For personal firewall software, such as Norton Security, make sure that cookie blocking is set to "none" and that the browser privacy box is unchecked. 

    See more about Troubleshooting Off-Campus Access

    Distance Education

    See additional Distance Education services available to you if you are a student or instructor of a Distance Education course.

    Virtual Computing Lab

    The Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) provides an online, virtual computing environment that allows all faculty and students to select and use academic software resources remotely.

    Login, then select the desired software and/or operating environment, schedule a time for use, and remotely connect from any location to the appropriate virtual machine(s) at the scheduled time.

    Software currently available on the VCL:

    • Microsoft Office
    • SAS
    • SPSS​
    • Stata​
    • Mathmatic

    Questions? Contact VCLhelp@gmu.edu.