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Off-Campus URL Builder

Sometimes while you are surfing the web you will come across a great resource but are unable to access it due to a paywall. Use this off-campus URL builder to create a URL that will check to see if Ryerson has access to the resource. If we do not have access, you will get a “Access to this resource is not allowed” message.



Chrome Ezproxy Browser Extension

This browser extension will automatically add Ryerson’s ezproxy information to a url you find on the web.

How to add the Ezproxy Chrome Extension

  1. Go to the Ezproxy Chrome Extension site.
  2. Click on the Add to Chrome button
  3. Click on the Book icon that gets added to your browser
  4. Search for Ryerson in the search box.
  5. Click on Toronto Metropolitan University, then the Add button.
  6. Click on Save

The next time you click on the Book icon, the Ryerson ezproxy prefix will be added to the url of the web page you are viewing and you will be prompted with the Ryerson login. If we have a subscription to the items, you will get access.

Ryerson Web Proxy Prefix:

This prefix can be used in front of a url to check to see if Ryerson has access via one of our subscriptions: