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Medical Library Proxy Server

Proxy Server

The Medical Library maintains a proxy server primarily for the use of Yale New Haven Hospital employees and affiliates who wish to access library online resources from outside the Medical Center.  It may also be used by faculty, students and staff of Yale University who, for some reason, are unable to use the preferred remote access option, the Yale VPN (Virtual Private Network).

Proxy Server News

  • Internet Explorer 11 - Some users have reported problems with IE 11 but we have not been able to verify a consistent problem or what the source of occasional issues might be.
  • Yale VPN - Consider using the Yale ITS VPN for remote access instead of the proxy server. Anyone with a Yale NetID should use the VPN unless special circumstances prohibit you from using that remote access method.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to frequently asked questions on how to use the library’s collection of journals, databases, e-books, and other clinical resources. 

How do I get access to library collections?

If you are physically at the Yale New Haven Hospital, York St. or St. Raphael campuses, you can access the library’s collections through any networked computer.

If you are not at YNHH, you will need to authenticate with your Yale or YNHH credentials.  If you have Yale University credentials through an appointment at the Yale School of Medicine, please use the Yale VPN.  If you do not have university credentials, please use the Medical Library Proxy Server.  If you have not yet applied for a proxy account, please do so here using your email address. 

Can I get access to resources in Epic?

Certain point-of-care resources are available to all clinicians within the Yale New Haven Health System through Epic.  This includes UpToDate, DynaMed Plus, AccessMedicine, ClinicalKey, and Micromedex.  When accessing Epic through the Citrix software you will see a globe icon on the toolbar, select the dropdown menu next to this. 

Epic menu

Hover over the “Library Services” tab to see the list of available resources.

library services on epic

Can I access library resources on my phone?

Yes, many resources are optimized for mobile access and some publishers offer an app.  The library maintains a page of mobile apps to streamline collections access. 

Can I request new resources?

Yes, please send any requests to Lindsay Barnett,  The library is working to support new collection requests where budget and electronic availability allow. 

Where can I find more information?

Contact your departmental liaison or the Clinical Librarian Team at and keep up with what the library is doing through our Online Services and Resources from the Medical Library page