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Library Hours for Friday, October 19th

All of the hours for today can be found below. We look forward to seeing you in the library.
8:00 am - 10:00 pm


Maps9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Media Services8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Reference Desk9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cyber Cafe (All Night Study)Closed


Special Collections10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dana Medical Library7:30 am - 8:00 pm

Classroom Technology Services8:00 am - 4:30 pm



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Services for UVM Students Studying Abroad


Accessing UVM Library e-resources from abroad

Connect using the "Connect from off campus" link

  • Select EZproxy
  • Login using your UVM NetID and password.


Connect using UVM's VPN Client

  • If you do not have UVM's VPN Client, you can download it from the UVM Software Site
  • Start the VPN Client software
  • Login using your UVM NetID and password.
  • The VPN Client used in conjunction with Google Scholar allows you to connect directly to full text articles subscribed to by UVM Libraries.

Finding journal articles on a topic

Start by going to the General and Multidisciplinary section of "Articles and More"

  • Academic Search Premier is a great place to start your research on just about any topic, and includes links to full text articles.
  • Also use indexes to journal articles that are listed under specific subjects.

Does UVM own the article of interest?

  • Follow links to the full-text article, if available.
  • Click on the Find it at UVM button to see if we subscribe electronically to the journal.
  • Check the UVM Libraries Catalog, to see if we subscribe to the journal (by doing a journal title search). Links to the electronic versions of the journal will appear in the Libraries Catalog.
  • If the UVM Libraries only owns a print version of the journal, you can request that the article be sent to you as a PDF through Interlibrary Loan.

If UVM does not own the journal article

  • If UVM does not own the journal you are looking for, you can use Interlibrary Loan to request the article as a PDF file - no matter where you are! To do this see the Interlibrary Loan section below.

Guides and style manuals

Subject Guides


Interlibrary Loan

  • If you need it, we can get it for you (EXCEPT books)!
  • Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles that we do not have available electronically (we will send you a PDF) and to request articles from journals that UVM does not subscribe to.
  • Use Interlibrary Loan to request book chapters (if you have a reference to a book chapter, send it to us and we will send you the book chapter as a PDF).
  • ** IMPORTANT: In the Notes field on the Interlibrary Loan request form, include information which indicates that you are studying abroad. This information lets the librarian know that your Interlibrary Loan privileges include copying and sending articles and book chapters available in print in the UVM Libraries collections.

Getting Help

Help is only a click away. Be sure to ask for help when you need it. Here are some options:

Ask a Librarian Service

  • Use Chat Online for immediate assistance during times our Reference Desk is open.
  • Use Email to ask a question anytime.

E-mail a Subject Librarian

Almost every department at UVM has a Library Subject Specialist.

Contact the Study Abroad Library Coordinator

The Study Abroad Library Coordinator will work with you to address your questions. Contact her at

Other Help Options


Some things to keep in mind while abroad ...

Internet connections

  • Depending on where you are, Internet connections may be limited, unreliable, or non-existent. It may be difficult or impossible to download very large files.
  • If you have a choice of downloading a file in HTML or PDF format, select HTML - it will load a lot faster.

If using libraries abroad

  • Library hours might be quite different.
  • Books or materials may be arranged differently.
  • Ask for help from a local librarian.