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Library Services & Collections for Study Abroad

Information about Library resources and services available to undergraduates in the UChicago Study Abroad programs.

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Using the Library While Abroad

Even though you are studying abroad, there are many Library collections and services that are available to you away from campus. This guide highlights just a few of the ways that you can continue to use the University of Chicago Library while studying abroad.

Accessing the Library's Online Resources from Off-Campus

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  • All links on the Library's website are configured for the campus proxy server, which means that you just need to log in with your CNetID and password to connect.
  • ProxyIt! is a tool that adds proxy server information to links that do not include it. So if you go to or Google Scholar, you can use this tool to link to our subscription.
  • VPN Software IT Services offers this as an alternative way to access restricted resources, especially for countries or internet service providers with firewalls.

Using the Library's Print Collections Away From Campus

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  • The Library is unable to mail books to you, however, if you need a copy of a chapter or article in our collection, you can use the Library's Scan and Deliver service.
  • If you would like for the Library to obtain a specific work as an ebook, you may place a purchase request. We recommend that you indicate that you are studying abroad in the email. Purchase requests are dependent on funds, as well as cost and availability of items.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you have items checked out from the Library that you have brought overseas with you, these are still subject to recall. If an item is recalled while you are away from campus, you may return by mail.  More information about fines and fees.

Getting Help

Here are some great resources for getting assistance using the Library while abroad.

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