How to access your Proxy on Windows

A little bit about proxies

Even if you are not on your university's network, you often still need to access academic literature. You can accomplish this by using a so-called library proxy which accesses web sites on your behalf when you are in a remote location. A common proxy system used by academic institutions and libraries is EZProxy. The proxy server makes it possible for staff and students to access the university library's electronic resources from any location (whether you're at a cafe around the corner, or on a beach!). The proxy server is used to restrict access to the electronic resources for which your library has to pay licensing fees, hence it is only available to staff and students from your university.

How to set up Papers to use your institutional EZProxy server

On Windows

Go to Settings>Access

  • From the drop down menu chose your University

There’s no central repository of EZProxy addresses, so if your institution is not listed we will gladly add it to our system. Please send it to us by contacting us at

HTTP Proxy

If your university/company uses the HTTP proxy system, the proxy configuration is automatically retrieved from the system-wide configuration by default, including PAC file support and authentication credentials.

If you would like to set a specific proxy just in Papers, go to Settings > Access > Enable HTTP Proxy