New Remote Access Tool for Pitt Users: “Reload via HSLS”

Have you ever received an e-mail at home that includes a citation to an article that’s available through an HSLS subscription, but you can’t view the full text because you aren’t logged in to Pitt’s remote access service? HSLS now has a new tool called “Reload via HSLS” that provides instant access to full-text articles even if you aren’t logged in as a remote user.

In a nutshell, the tool works by embedding the “Reload via HSLS” link in your bookmark toolbar. When you come across an article citation and would like to view the full text, all you need to do is click on the “Reload via HSLS” link and the EZproxy login box will automatically appear. Type in your University Computer Account information and the article will instantly be available in full text.

“Reload via HSLS” is available for both desktop and laptop computers as well as mobile devices. For instructions on how to set up “Reload via HSLS” for your desktop or laptop computer, direct your browser to the Remote Access page on the HSLS Web site. The directions are located at the bottom of the page. Detailed printable instructions for adding an EZproxy bookmark to your mobile device are also available for the iPad and Android tablets.

For further information about this new tool, please call the Falk Library Main Desk at

412-648-8866 or e-mail Ask a Librarian.

~ Jill Foust