Configuration Directions for Internet Explorer

For remote access to the UNIC Library electronic resources*


  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Select “Tools” from the Internet Explorer menu bar
    • If this is hidden, press the Alt key on the keyboard and the menu bar will show up
  3. Select “Internet Options” from the pull-down menu
  4. Select the “Connections” tab and click on the “LAN Settings” button
  5. Make sure both “Automatically detect settings” and “Use automatic configuration script” are unchecked
  6. Check the “Use a proxy server for your LAN” box
  7. In the box following “Address” type:
  8. In box following “Port” type: 8080
  9. Click “OK” in both windows (don't just close them)
  10. The proxy server responds with a login window (if not, refresh/ reload your page), insert your:
    • Username: Student ID number (e.g. U000N0010) or Library User ID (for staff)
    • Password: date of birth in reverse order yyyymmdd (e.g. 19870218)


When approved, you will be able to access all of the Library e-resources available at  (i.e. Library Search, Databases, E-Journals, and E-books).

When you have finished searching Library e-resources, be sure to go back to the settings window (Steps 1-4), check the “Automatically detect settings” box and uncheck the “Use a proxy server for your LAN” box. Click “OK” to close both windows.

*(Available to active UNIC users 24 hrs after registration with the Library)