I am located in Mainland China and have been unable to access electronic resources through the Library website. How may I gain access?

Answered By: Sarah Cairns
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2022     Views: 158

McMaster students, staff, and faculty located in Mainland China may need to be connected to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to successfully access electronic resources through the Library website. 

McMaster previously offered an express VPN with an attached Alibaba Global Accelerator to improve speed and consistency of network access for students in Mainland China during the COVID-19 pandemic, but this service was decommissioned in June 2022

More information about the McMaster VPN can be found on the University Technology Services (UTS) website at


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