Remote access for NRC

For NRC employees and authorized users only

NRC employees working from home or travelling must use the NRC Virtual Private Network (VPN) client software or the library proxy service to access the restricted resources licensed by the National Science Library. (Both require a valid NRC username and password.)

NRC visitors working from home or travelling must have an NRC agreement in place and a valid NRC username and password to access the NRC network and restricted resources. Once you have authorization, you may ask for the VPN client software to be installed on your computer, or use the library proxy.

How does remote access work?

  • Virtual Private Network

    The Virtual Private Network (VPN) enables NRC employees and authorized users to join the NRC network from off-site and access electronic resources as if they were onsite. The VPN client software must be installed on the user’s computer. To start a session, simply connect to VPN client.

    Please note that the VPN client software is automatically installed on NRC Green laptops and can be installed, upon request, on NRC Black computers. For assistance using the VPN, contact the NRC Client Service Centre.

  • Library proxy

    Unlike the VPN, the library proxy service requires no installation. Use your NRC network/Outlook username and password. If you experience any difficulty logging in, please contact the National Science Library for assistance.

Why can't I access a licensed resource?

If you cannot access a licensed resource, the National Science Library may not have a license for it or there may be a problem with the resource itself. Contact the National Science Library for assistance.

How do I close a remote access session?

To close your VPN session, simply disconnect. To close your proxy session, close your browser window.

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