Your Access to UpToDate May Be Affected

The University of Arizona licenses access to UpToDate, which has begun enforcing restrictions that could affect your ability to access the resource from remote locations. 

  1. Access to UpToDate is no longer available through the UA Virtual Private Network (VPN)

  2. UA Faculty, with the following classifications in the UAccess system, may no longer access UpToDate:

  • Designated Campus Colleague (DCC) Associate Faculty 

  • Designated Campus Colleague (DCC) Affiliate Faculty

Generally, the above categories represent either “community/volunteer faculty" who contribute to the UA health sciences education programs without remuneration or physicians whose primary employer is an institution which has entered into a formal affiliation agreement with the UA and who contribute to the UA’s health sciences education programs. 

If you are a UA DCC Associate or Affiliate Faculty and have been using UpToDate via the University of Arizona subscription, you will soon find that off-site access to UpToDate via the UA will no longer be available. Off-site access to most other digital resources licensed by the UA remains available to Designated Campus Colleagues.

On-site access to all library resources, including UpToDate, from computers in the Arizona Health Sciences Library will continue to be available to everyone without restrictions.

To find out how to set up an individual subscription to UpToDate in order to continue your access, see

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dave Piper
Digital Resources Librarian

Last updated Feb 27, 2015 by Joan Schlimgen