You access the remote access server by entering your NetID.
- You must have a valid UW-Madison Photo ID to activate and keep a NetID account.
- NetIDs can be activated at the NetID Account Activation page.
- Once entered, this remains active until you exit your browser or are logged out after 6 hours of inactivity.
Note: The E-Resource Gateway will log you out after 15 minutes of inactivity.
What you'll see
When you attempt to use resources from off-campus you will be directed to a login screen. The screenshots below are images and not functioning Web pages.
The screen you see when you hit something that requires a login is this login screen. An example of this is a link to Academic Search or Proquest Research Library.
If you click on "Login With Your NetID" you will see this NetID log in screen.
Some resources, such as the E-Resource Gateway, PubMed, and the E-Journals List, allow guest access and don't require you to log in. If you choose to access a resource that allows guest access, you will see this guest access login screen.