Have you saved a link from a library database for a syllabus, Moodle site, or research? If the answer is yes, that link may need to be updated!
If your link begins with "http://ezproxy.hiram.edu/login?url=", you must update it to preserve access to your materials. These links no longer function.
Faculty: please triple check your syllabi, especially any syllabi with a link to OneSource in the library resources section. To save yourself future hassle and updates, we recommend removing the link all together and simply linking to the library’s homepage (https://library.hiram.edu/). A search box on the library's homepage will always allow students to find OneSource quickly.
If you try to use an old link with the old prefix, you will receive a "this site can't be reached" error after a short time. If your link does work, it will either take you directly to the resource (on campus users) or it will take you to a Hiram College login page followed by the resource (off campus users). If have any questions or are unsure whether your link is correct, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No problem! Just follow the steps above to change out your link to use https://login.hc.opal-libraries.org/login?url= as your link prefix.
In order to access library resources from anywhere, the library uses a proxy server to authenticate users and prove that they are associated with Hiram. This service is now managed by our consortium, OPAL, rather than a server here on campus. This was done at no extra cost and will save library and IT staff time in addition to saving money for licensing and server fees.