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NU Login Bookmarklet: iPhones and iPads

These instructions are for adding the library's Login Bookmarklet to your iOS device.

The bookmarklet lets you reload a web page through the Northeastern Library's proxy, or authentication system. If the library has a subscription to the site and you are not on the Northeastern network, you will be able to login with a valid NU account and get immediate access to the site.

Step 1: Copy this Text

Use the iPhone's, iPad's, or iPod Touch's copy feature to copy the following text:



Step 2: Create a Bookmark

Tap the action arrow ( ) button at the bottom center of the screen (iPhone, iPod Touch) or to the left of the location bar (iPad) and then tap Add Bookmark. It will automatically be named NU Login Bookmarklet for iPhones and iPads. 


add bookmark


It may default to save in your "Favorites" folder.  You may wish to change that to the Bookmarks folder for easier access.

Then tap "Done".


Step 3: Edit the Bookmark

This is the important part. Tap the bookmarks button (it looks like an open book) at the bottom of the screen (iPhone) or top of the screen (iPad).


Then, tap "Edit". Find the bookmark you just saved (unless you changed the name, it will be titled NUproxy) and tap it. You now need to change the URL to the text you copied in Step 1. Tap the URL field (it begins with "http://"), then delete everything in it and paste the text you copied:



Then, click "Done".

Step 4: Once You've Added the Bookmarklet to your Browser, How Do You Use It?

If you're not on the NU network, and you follow a link on your iPhone or iPad to an article or webpage to which your Northeastern affiliation should get you access via a library subscription, just open your list of bookmarks and tap the NU Login Bookmarklet. You will be redirected through the campus login page. You will then be able to view the site with access as if you were on campus. You will only have to log in the first time in your session. 

If the library does not have a subscription to the resource, you will not be able to get access through the bookmarklet.  Please contact us if you have a question about our subscriptions.