Many online resources available through the UCSC Library site are licensed by the university. Off-campus use is restricted to active UCSC faculty, staff, and students. To access these licensed resources from off-campus, Login to OCA with your 14-digit library barcode number.
"Off-campus" refers to locations outside the UCSC campus and buildings. Classrooms, student housing, and offices, including the University Business Park and ITS Delaware, are all considered on-campus.
Make sure you are entering all 14 digits of your library card number. Please note: Your library card must be activated before using OCA. If you have never checked out library materials or activated your card, contact a library circulation desk to get started.
Off-campus use is restricted to active UCSC faculty, staff, and students of the University of California, Santa Cruz. If you believe you are receiving this message in error, please contact a library circulation desk.
Because of a large amount of attempted unlicensed use in China, Russia, Ukraine and Iran, we've blocked them from using the OCA server. We DO want to enable valid UCSC users to use the OCA server from inside those countries. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and UCSC email address and we'll enable your individual library barcode for Off-campus Access.
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Yes. You must log into both OCA and into SciFinder via an account which requires a current UCSC campus email address. Additional plugin software is also required. Links to a one-time campus registration page and software download can be found on this UC SciFinder Scholar Welcome page.
If you are behind a firewall and require access to UCSC Library resources, your network administrator will need to create a firewall rule that specifies the UCSC Library's proxy server as a Trusted site. The address to use is: oca.ucsc.edu. Network administrators requiring further information can contact the OCA administrators at email@example.com.
For more help, contact the ITS Help Desk at (831) 459-HELP or firstname.lastname@example.org.