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Connecting from Off Campus/Open Athens

You can use all these wonderful library resources even if you're not on campus!

Using the Virtual Desktop

Sometimes you may not be able to connect because of firewalls or other configuration issues beyond your control. When that happens, go to the virtual desktop!

  • Navigate to
  • Log in with your UT Tyler email and password (this will prompt a DUO push)
  • If your Favorites page is empty, click on Apps to find Horizon Desktop
    Note: This may look strange, because it's a browser window inside a browser window. You can make it full screen to lessen the canniness)
  • Open a browser in the desktop and use the library like usual!

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