Configuration Directions for Mozilla Firefox

For remote access to the UNIC Library electronic resources*


  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click “Open Menu” icon (top-right corner)
  3. Select “Options
  4. In the “General” section, scroll down until you see “Network Proxy” and click “Settings…
  5. Select the “Manual proxy configuration” radio button
  6. In the box following “HTTP Proxy” type:
  7. In box following “Port” type: 8080
  8. Check "Use this proxy server for all protocols" tickbox
  9. Click “OK” to close the Connection Settings window
  10. Close the Options tab
  11. The proxy server responds with a login window (if not, refresh/ reload your page), insert your:
    1. Username: Student ID number (e.g. U000N0010) or Library User ID (for staff)
    2. Password: date of birth in reverse order yyyymmdd (e.g. 19870218)


When approved, you will be able to access all of the Library’s 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 connection settings window (Steps 1-4) and select the “No Proxy” radio button. Click “OK” to close the window and close the Options tab.

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