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How do I connect to UVa library resources from off-Grounds on my iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch?


Access to UVa licensed resources such as online books, journals, and search tools (e.g. Ovid MEDLINE) is restricted to UVa faculty, staff, and students. To access these resources from outside UVa, you will need to use the UVa proxy server and log in via Netbadge.

Follow the instructions below to install the Moore Access mobile button for UVa-level access from Google, PubMed, or any non-UVa site on your iOS device

Step by Step: 
Open these instructions in the Safari browser of your iOS device.
  1. Copy the following URL by tapping and holding your finger on the text below, then select Copy.
  2. Bookmark this instruction page.
    Tap the action arrow. action arrow at the bottom of the screen (iPhone, iPod Touch) or the left of the location bar (iPad), then tap Add Bookmark. Save the bookmark, named " Moore Access," to your iOS device's Bookmarks Bar (for button-like functionality) or Bookmarks folder if you prefer.
  3. Most important: edit the bookmark. You need to change the bookmark's URL to the text you copied in Step 2.


    • Tap the Bookmarks button openbook icon at the bottom of the screen (iPhone/iPod Touch) or top of the screen (iPad), then tap Edit.
    • Locate the Moore Access bookmark you just saved, then tap it.
    • Tap the URL field of the bookmark (it begins with http:// ) then delte its contents. Hold your finger on the now empty URL field and select Paste when that option appears. The text you copied should now be in the URL field for your Moore Access bookmark
    • Tap Done

  4. Navigate to the UVa-licensed resource you want to access, via Google or your search tool of choice.
  5. Click the button you just installed in your toolbar.
  6. Log in via Netbadge when prompted, and access the resource. Not eligible for Netbadge? See our EZproxy for Preceptors instructions.
  7. Doesn't work? Check VIRGO to make sure UVa licenses the resource you wish to access. Still doesn't work? Ask a Librarian.
  • Make sure Javascript and cookies are enabled in your browser.
  • For help with accessing restricted Library resources from outside the University, Ask a Librarian or
  • For additional help, check out the ITS proxy information page or contact the ITS Help Desk at 434-924-4357 for more information.
  • Prefer not to install the button, or have an Android device? See the regular instructions for off-Grounds access via a UVa Library page, they work on mobile devices of any type, as well as laptop and desktop computers.
  • Want a Moore Access button for your laptop or desktop browser? See the instructions for the Moore Access browser button.
  • Note to Health System VPN users: Many journals and databases cannot be accessed through the Health System VPN connection. Use the instructions for off-Grounds access or install the Moore Access browser button for full access to UVa Library resources from outside the University on a laptop or desktop.