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Off-Campus Access

Access Library Resources from Off-Campus

Many of the library resources are accessible online, including journals, ebooks, databases, and streaming media. 

EZProxy is the tool to authenticate our library users from off-campus. It will prompt you to log in with your HCCC credentials and then grant you access to the needed resource.

Two steps to connect from off-campus:

1. Click any database link in library Databases A-Z page. For example, Academic Search Complete.

2. Log in with your HCCC credentials (the same username and password for your HCCC email and portal page).

After successful authentication, you should have access to our library resources immediately.

If you encounter any access issue, please contact us by email

Connect from Off-Campus (in details)?

1. Click any database link in library Databases A-Z page. For example, Academic Search Complete.

Screenshot of Library website. A-Z Database page

Each of those links contains our EZProxy prefix

It will trigger the authentication process and prompt you to log in with your HCCC credentials.

2. Log in with your HCCC credentials (the same username and password for HCCC email/portal page.) 

Your username is your HCCC email address.

Forgot your password? You can reset it on your own at

Still have an access issue? Please send an email from your HCCC email account to with the subject line "Access Problem".

Common Access Issues

1. I tried to log in EZproxy, but got an error message that my username and password were incorrect.

   You may test your username and password at HCCC email or portal page.

  • If you can log in HCCC email/portal page but can't log in EZproxy, please contact us ( 
  • If you can't log in your HCCC email, ITS can reset it for you upon request. If the problem still exists, contact ITS Help Desk (JSQ: 201-360-4310; NHC: 201-360-4309).

2. I can't open the link that my professor shares. It's supposed to be available in the library.

   Please email the link, title information and the professor's name to OR online chat with a librarian. We can figure out together.

3. I can't access a certain database. Other databases are fine to access.

    Please report the issue to us ( We will troubleshoot it a.s.a.p..

4. I successfully logged in EZproxy, but got redirected to a page showing "404 not found".

    Please try with a different browser and see if you get the same error. Some popular browsers are: Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Microsoft Edge.
    If the problem still exists,  clear your cache and make sure the browser is set to accept cookies.

5. I can access the library resources from home, but can't from my workplace.

    Probably the access is blocked by the firewall of your workplace. You need to contact the IT staff in your workplace.