Off-campus access

EUR staff and students also have off-campus access to e-journals, e-books, online articles and files for which the University Library has acquired a license:

Via the Library website

When searching for scholarly information from home via sEURch, Databases A-Z or Guides by discipline, you only have to log in with your ERNA-account when prompted. No special settings or software are required.

Via Google Scholar 

Are you searching for scholarly information in Google Scholar? You may hit upon a link that is not enabled off campus. You may receive a warning that your IP address is unknown, a vendor’s login screen may appear, or payment is required.

Often, you can enable off-campus access by setting up Library Links in your Google Scholar settings. You will immediately see if you have access through the FULL TEXT @ EUR link behind a publication.

Set up Library links in your Google Scholar settings to check if EUR Library has access to e-journals, e-books or online articles found with Google Scholar.

  • Go to Google Scholar;
  • Click the menu button at the top left of the screen (three horizontal lines).
    If Scholar displays in Dutch, click the link Google Scholar in English (under the search box);
  • Click Settings (or, if working on a small screen, the gear wheel icon), then Library links;
  • Type "Erasmus University Library" into the search box and click the search icon;
  • Check the box at “Erasmus University Library - FULL-TEXT @ EUR”
  • Click Save.

Your search result in Google Scholar will display a FULL TEXT @ EUR link for those publications available from the EUR Library. Click the FULL TEXT @ EUR link, log in with your ERNA-account when prompted and access the publication.

The video Get the most out of Google Scholar (2:25 min) shows you how to configure your Google Scholar settings to show FULL TEXT @ EUR links.

Any other way

Are you searching for scholarly information in another way? For example in Google, or other search engine, or via a direct link and you have no access to a publication? You can often solve this by installing the Lean Library extension. This is a one-time installation.

(available for Google Chrome, Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera)

By adding this extension in to your browser, the process of accessing publications for which the library has acquired a license will be simplified.

The Lean Library extension is easy to download from:

  • Download and install the extension;
  • The extension appears as a small grey button at the top right corner;
  • Select “Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)”
  • Uncheck “Skip the popup and automate my access”
  • Click Save.

If you visit a website licensed by the EUR, the pop-up appears and the small grey button turns green. Click the Library Access button in the pop-up and log in with your ERNA account when prompted. You may also see a pop-up with an Access Article button or an ebook available notification. The EUR has access to the article or the e-book but via a website other than the website you are currently visiting. Click the button or notification to be forwarded and gain access.

Read more about this browser extension and learn how to install it in 5 steps


With a VPN connection you have secure access to sEURch and our databases. Even if you are on a public WiFi network, for example in a cafe or on a train. EUR offers eduVPN (for all EUR students and employees) and FortiClient (for employees with an @wEURk laptop).

If you use a reference manager such as RefWorks, you should also make a VPN connection. This is necessary to send references from sEURch and the databases to RefWorks in the right way.

With eduVPN you make a secure connection between your computer, laptop or mobile and the EUR network. All your data traffic is sent via an encrypted and secure connection. Your internet traffic is therefore secured and anonymised.

How to install and use eduVPN is explained on MyEUR-student and MyEUR-employee.

FortiClient is the VPN connection that you use as EUR employee on your @wEURK laptop when you work remotely.

FortiClient is only enabled for EUR systems and websites. If you also want access to the Library's databases and sEURch, choose the 'All Traffic' profile when connecting to FortiClient. Read the Manual FortiClient – ​​All Traffic profile how to do this.

Extra information
Off-campus access to databases and e-content

PDF document with search examples, known issues and more information on WRDS access, EduVPN and EZproxy.

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