Connect from Off Campus to MCW Libraries
The Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries offers a comprehensive network of electronic resources. If you are an authorized user as outlined below, you may log into the library proxy server to access library resources from off-campus.
New! Learn how to get easier access to MCW Libraries resources using the Proxy Server Bookmarklet.
MCW Faculty, Staff, Residents, Fellows and Students
Use your MCWCORP e-mail account to log into the proxy server. (Note: use only your e-mail username, do not include @mcw.edu) If you have questions about your e-mail password, contact MCW Information Services at (414) 955-4357 or email@example.com.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital Employees
You must have either a valid library bar code OR an alphanumeric username and PIN to access the proxy server. You must apply in person with your ID Badge at any of the three MCW Libraries: Todd Wehr, Froedtert or Children's. More information about authorized users and obtaining access is available.
Volunteer Clinical Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Emeritus Faculty
In order to be eligible for a proxy account you must be an official volunteer, adjunct or emeritus faculty member. Please complete this online form and click on the Submit button. The library will verify your status with the Office of Faculty Affairs and the appropriate department, assign a valid alphanumeric username and PIN to those with official appointments, and will send the credentials by e-mail within 5-7 business days.
Blood Research Institute Staff
BRI staff are designated by MCW research staff at the BRI. Contact Kathryn Mlsna, Public Services Librarian, either in person at the Todd Wehr Library, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (414) 955-8305.
Joint Degree (MCW-MSOE, MCW-MARQ) Students
Must be currently enrolled in a joint degree program. Contact Kathryn Mlsna, Public Services Librarian, either in person at the Todd Wehr Library, by e-mail at email@example.com or at (414) 955-8305.
Other ways to connect from off campus
1) MCW Network
If you are at the Medical College, Children's or Froedtert, no additional steps are necessary to access library resources. Medical College faculty and staff located at the VA who are not on the MCW network need to use the library's proxy server (see instructions below for external Internet providers).
2) External Internet Service Providers
Many library resources are restricted to the MCW Network address. If you are using a high-speed connection such as Road Runner, or you are connecting from the VA network, and wish to use library resources you will need to use the library's proxy server.
Users on the MCW secured network may be eligible for a Citrix account. See your department administrator. Client download is required. For more information, visit the Information Services Web site. (Additional information is also available on the MCW Infoscope intranet, on the Information Services' "Support"page.)