|Library Proxy Server|
|How do I access the WSU library's database from off-campus?|
off-campus or in the WSU dorms: you will be using the Proxy Server to access a database to which the library subscribes. You can only use the
proxy server if you are a student, staff or faculty member of WSU. The proxy server requires the barcode on the back of your student ID and
your library password (usually your last name. If your last name is longer than 8 letters (and you got your ID before Fall 2006), use only
the first eight characters of your last name. If you got your ID in Fall 2006, you can use your full last name (including punctuation)).
To test to see if your barcode is in the system click on 'Your Library Record' on the MnPALS page. If your record is there and the barcode matches that on the back of your I.D., you will be able to access the databases. If your record isn't there, or your barcode doesn't match, contact the library at (507) 457-5140. If your record is there and the barcode matches but you're still having problems contact the library at (507) 457-5140.
Rochester students with IDs furnished by Goddard Library will have a separate card with the barcode to use WSU's proxy server. If you only have one card, and the barcode begins with 202, that is a Goddard Library barcode and only works with Goddard Library databases. Should you need a proxy card for the Goddard Library, please contact them at (507) 285-7233.
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