Remote access

In collaboration with The Royal Library and the University of Copenhagen, a large number of licensed materials are available for staff members and students at the institute. To access these materials when you're not at the institute, you only need to be registerred in REX. If you are not already registerred, you can follow this guide >>

Via eduroam

When you are connected to eduroam, you will automatically have access to all online materials included in our license agreement includes.

When you are not using eduroam

If you are using another connection than eduroam, you can access materials with your REX user. First, go to and login with your username and password. Then, you have a couple of options:

Search directly in REX

If you know the title, author and similar identifiers of a material, you can simply search directly via REX. If we have access to the material, it will appear in the search results, and you can access it by following the links. You can also search by keywords. If you want to become better at literature searching in REX, take a look at this guide >>

Get links directly in Google Scholar

Many at the institute intitially search for materials through Googles subpage, Scholar. Licensed materials will not be remotely accessible through this search, unless you create a connection to the library.

Go to Google Scholar > Settings > Library Links > Search for "Kongelige Bibliotek" (Danish for "the Royal Library") in "Find library" > Make a normal search for an article in Google Scholar > KB results will appear in the right margin.

Use EZProxy (Chrome and Firefox extension)

Chrome: Go to settings > Extensions > Search for "ezproxy redirect" > Choose the extension from the supplyer "" > Go back to Settings again > Extensions > Activate/Enable EZProxy > Click "Options" > In "Select school" choose "Copenhagen University - The Royal Library".

EZProxy URL for the Royal Library is:$@

If you can't find or access something

You can always request articles or materials via, if you have troubles accessing or even finding something. We respond no later than within a couple of work days.

In the meantime, you can

  • Ceck that Copenhagen University actually has access to the material.
  • Check under "details" (in REX searches) that your requested material is actually available within the access periods our license permits (e.g. some journals are only available in certain year intervals).
  • Make sure your browser is updated.
  • Allow cookies.
  • Allow SSL.
  • If you are using firewall, allow access through port 443.

If you are supposed to have access to the material, contact the library and describe the problem, so any problems with your access can be solved.