iOS devices

NU Login Bookmarklet: Installing on iOS devices

Installation instructions

Step 1: Copy this Text

Use your device’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) 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.

It may automatically save in your “Favorites” folder. You can move it to the Bookmarks folder for easier access.

Tap “Done”.

Step 3: Edit the Bookmark

Tap the bookmarks button at the bottom of the screen (iPhone) or top of the screen (iPad).

Tap “Edit”. Find the bookmark you just saved (unless you changed the name, it will be titled NUproxy) and tap it. Change the URL to the text you copied in Step 1. Tap the URL field (it begins with “http://”), delete everything in it, and paste the text you copied:


Click “Done”.

Using the bookmarklet

When you are off-campus and follow a link to an article or webpage to which Northeastern’s library subscribes, open your bookmarks and tap the NU Login Bookmarklet. You will be redirected through the campus login page. You will then be returned to the resource with full-text access. You may need to select the bookmarklet for each link, but you will only have to sign 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.