Remote access to electronic resources
What is the university network
- computers inside university facilities:
- at the faculties
- at the Rector's Office
- at the Masaryk University Computer Centers
- at the university residences
- university Wi-Fi network:
- Wi-Fi networks at the faculties
- computers/alptops at home
- computers at any external workplace
- mobile phones via mobile data connection
University-wide vs. local faculty resources
Remote access works for the majority of electronic resources – ones that are open to the entire university, at the very least. Some of the resources are available only at certain faculties and users may have to use dedicated faculty faculty VPNs.
Please contact your faculty library for more information about these resources.
Remote access to the Electronic information resources (EIZ) is available to all active students and employees of the Masaryk Univerity without any need to apply for it. Remote access is not available to students with interrupted studies and registered external users.
To use a remote access please choose one of these options:
Use links to the EIZ only from the Portal of electronic resources.
After clicking to a link you will be prompted to sign in with your UCO and password; if these data are valid, you will be automatically redirected to a required EIZ and will be able to work with it immediately).In this case do not use Microsoft Edge browser please (see news).
Set up a VPN on your computer (see
Recommended for frequent and intensive work with the resources.
More information about remote access
The resources subscribed by Masaryk University can be directly accessed only from the computers connected within the university network (see the box to the right). To access them from outside the university network (from home, from external workplace, from mobile phone etc.) users have to use remote access.
If you are connecting to the resources from this Portal EIZ, you do not need any special set up. The links are prepared according to your location.
Notice that this does not work for links found outside this web, access from the faculty hospitals (see below) and for the local faculty resources.
Remote access options
Requires to install and run a special application. After the log-in, users can access electronic resources the same way as if the computer was inside the university network. Recommended for frequent and intensive work with the resources.
Connection via the prepared "EZProxy" links These links are generated by the Portal EIZ when the user connects to university network from the outside. Recommended for quick access to a single resource.
Institutional login – log in to a resource directly at its web page with the university crendetials (UCO and password). If a web page supports Shibboleth, the Portal EIZ provides Shibboleth links automatically.