What is happening?

The OSU Libraries proxy authentication software is now only available through the new proxy URL (see below). There should be no anticipated disruption of service. While every effort will be made to ensure all proxied links work correctly, it is possible that a small portion of proxied links on our sites may still not work correctly. Any link still pointing to the previous proxy URL will no longer work correctly.

What is the new Proxy URL?

As of August 31, all proxied online resources links should begin with the following prefix:


For example:


Any links beginning with the previous proxy prefix will no longer work as of August 31.

Previous Proxy URL


How does this affect library users? 

Library users should not see much change because proxied links should all be updated behind the scenes prior to the migration. Some users may encounter access problems if they have not updated their bookmarks, course pages, or other links to the library‚Äôs electronic resources. 

To get help Please contact us with any access issues you encounter.