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Laboratory Medicine: Off-Campus Access

A toolkit for the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Yale University.

Yale Affiliates

Yale VPN

Three Steps to Use VPN

  1. Download and install the free VPN software (AnyConnect) from the Yale Software Library. You do this once.
  2. Start AnyConnect each time you wish to use Yale resources
  3. Enter the address and then click Connect in the AnyConnect window. Then log in using your netID and netID password.

Follow steps 2 and 3 each time you use library materials, even when you find them through Google Scholar or directly on a publisher's web site. 

Yale VPN uses university NetID authentication so it is NOT an option for hospital employees without a university NetID. 

Need help? ITS HELP desk: 203-432-9000 or Walk-in Computer Support Center (one located on the lower level of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library). Additional information can be found on the ITS Yale VPN page.


Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

An additional security layer for remote access to e-resources and all resources requiring a login to the Yale network. Remote access to library e-resources will require you to use both VPN and MFA.  

f you have not yet done so, register your device(s) with ITS for MFA use.

Full Instructions for MFA


Yale ITS support MFA and provides registration and instructions.

YNHH Affiliates

Medical Library Proxy Server

Request a proxy server account here: Medical Library Proxy Server signup page.

Information about our proxy server here: Medical Library Proxy Server

The Medical Library maintains a proxy server that may be used by faculty, students and staff of the Yale School of Medicine AND by employees and affiliates of Yale-New Haven Hospital. While most users should use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN for remote access, there are cases where the proxy server may be the method of choice even for Yale University faculty, staff, and students.

Access from Clinical Locations


Yale University Library electronic resources are accessible from all computers throughout the Yale-New Haven Hospital York Street campus and the Saint Raphael campus so there is no need for remote access for computers on those networks. This also includes locations such as Long Wharf, Shoreline, and many YNHH satellite locations. 'Authorized use' is accomplished by IP validation, therefore no logons are needed when on campus.

more information about offsite clinical locations...