VPN, Wi-Fi

Most of the library's electronic resources are available to students, faculty and staff while off campus, including while abroad. Leipzig University offers a VPN (Virtual Private Network) client to connect to the university network.

Students, faculty and staff of Leipzig University and those of other universities can obtain internet connectivity using Eduroam (only in case your university or institution is part of the eduroam network. You can check this here: http://www.eduroam.org/). At Leipzig University Library you will also find several workplaces with connection to LAN, which provides a faster internet connection.

Due to modified security procedures, the connection profiles of all devices connected by Wi-Fi to the university network must be reset by May 6, 2019.
Information and instructions can be found on the website of Leipzig University Data Centre. If you have any problems, please contact one of our Wi-Fi assistants.

LUL provides internet connectivity for wireless devices brought by external library users. To access the network "eduroam" you have to use your library login.

This is how to connect your device:

  • Please change the default password (DDMMYYYY) in your library account
  • Select the network "eduroam"
  • Login:

If you want to connect your Apple device you will need a special software provided by the IT Services of the University. You can download it here.

Please notice: If you once reset you library account it will be necessary to change the default password and to set a new one. You will have to change the password in the settings of your mobile device, too.


Using library resources off campus (VPN)

We advise you to install the VPN-client, because it allows unrestrained access to most of Leipzig University Library's licensed electronic resources. WebVPN is quick and easy but there are limitations:

  • Some providers only allow access via VPN-client (e.g. UTB E-Books).
  • Only works in the browser window in which you have been authenticated

How to install the VPN client

Students, staff and faculty of Leipzig University can download the required software from the website of the University's IT Services. To download the software you have to authenticate via webVPN first.


Wulf-Dietrich Weinitschke
E-mail: weinitschke@ub.uni-leipzig.de
Phone: +49 341 97-30642

Please note

For some electronic resources, remote access is barred due to license agreements, namely for beck-online. Visitors may access Leipzig University Library's licensed databases, e-books, and electronic journals at any library computer. Please note that these databases are only available off-campus to members of Leipzig University.