To access library subscription content off-campus, the links must be “proxied” which means users must be routed through a login screen where they enter their OneLogin username and password to show their Western Theological Seminary affiliation.
There are a couple of ways to do this. If you are direct linking to the article or ebook, make sure that the URL contains some version of the following: “proxy.westernsem.edu.” These links will ask students to log in when they are off-campus and most of our databases will offer you this link to copy. If you don’t see it you can manually add it to any link using our converter.
If you found the resource via Primo, you can also just provide the link to the record in Primo. The “View Online” green link
The EZproxy browser bookmarklet adds the library's EZproxy prefix to a URL. When you are not on the campus network click on the bookmarklet to access licensed library resources that you've found via non-library sites such as Google, Google Scholar, email links, Twitter, etc.
To take advantage of EZproxy you will need to make sure your browser is configured to:
The browser bookmarklet can be added to iOS, Android and most browsers including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and IE.
Chrome: It is not possible to install the EZproxy bookmarklet in Chrome on some Mac operating systems (e.g., Mojave and High Sierra). If you must use Chrome as your browser you will need to install an EZproxy browser extension. Search Google for "EZproxy extension."
Safari: It is possible to install the EZproxy bookmarklet in Safari if your Mac OS is Mojave or High Sierra. Please consider using Safari as your browser.
It is not possible to install the EZproxy bookmarklet in Edge. Please use IE, Chrome, or Firefox.
Prefer a browser extension to a bookmarklet? EZproxy Redirect allows you to send any page to the Western Theological Seminary EZproxy, for more convenient access to Cook Library subscriptions.
After installing EZproxy Redirect, make sure to select Western Theological Seminary in the Extension Options (pending). Our EZProxy url is
Cook Library supports the mission of Western Theological Seminary by being the center for access to biblical, theological, and ministry information resources for students, faculty, and alumni of Western Theological Seminary and the West Michigan community.