Access content off-campus through your library proxy server
You can download PDFs with restricted access while off-campus through a proxy connection provided by your institution or library.
Select a proxy connection for your institution
Go to Settings > Proxy Access. Search for your institution or library and click Add Proxy Connection.
Click Log in to authenticate with the proxy server using your user name and password, library token or other authentication method your institution or library uses.
You can verify that the connection works with Test connection
Add a custom proxy connection
If your institution or library is not in the list, ask your IT department or librarian for help. If your institution supports remote access via "EZProxy", they can provide you with a proxy URL, e.g. http://ezproxy.example.edu/login?url=$@. Note, the "$@" is a placeholder that tells Paperpile where to put the URL that should be accessed via the proxy server.
Add this URL to the field URL, give your connection a name, e.g. "My university library" and click Add Proxy Connection. Log in and verify that the connection is working (see above).
Using library proxy connections
If Paperpile can't access a PDF, Paperpile will re-try downloading it through your proxy connection. You can configure multiple connections and activate and de-activate connections right from the main screen using the proxy connection menu on the top right:
Always make sure you are logged in to your proxy. Follow the "Login page" link in the proxy menu.
Paperpile will show a warning if you have configured and activated a proxy but you are logged out.