u:access Firefox Extension

u:access is the University's library service for accessing electronic journals from any device. This service is needed because access to these journals is restricted to members and students of the University.

You need to make sure that you access a journal's website through the u:access service. Otherwise you won't be able to download and read the material. One way to do this is by using the bookmarlet provided at the u:access information page.

To make accessing restricted journals more seamless, we have developed a Firefox extension that automatically converts raw journal URLs into authenticated u:access URLs. This Firefox plugin is installed on all managed Linux computers by default. If you want to install it on Windows, macOS or mobile devices, click on the link below using Firefox - a popup will ask to download, install and enable the extension.

If the extension is installed and you don't want to be redirected automatically, you can disable the extension:

  1. Click on the Firefox menu and choose "Add-ons".
  2. Click on "Extensions" on the left side.
  3. Click the "Disable" button for the "uaccess-redirector" extension.

Important Note

The Firefox extension only works for a subset of all journals that are available via u:access. If you find a journal website that works with u:access but where the extension doesn't automatically redirect you, please contact the helpdesk so that we can improve the extension. Thank you!