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Proxy Server, VPN, Network Drives

Use this guide to understand what a proxy server is, when and why you need one, and how to use it.

What is a VPN?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a way of securely accessing campus networks from off-campus.  This access includes access to library resources.  VPN services at Washington University are provided by Information Services & Technology.  

Go to and make sure to choose the Law School in the drop down menu. 

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