93% of all library staff agree: We’d recommend hosted EZproxy

Make the switch to hosted EZproxy

As a standalone EZproxy subscriber, you already know that it provides a simple, secure way for users to connect to your library’s e-content from almost anywhere. Hosted EZproxy provides those same benefits, but also saves you time, money, and hassle.

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Here's what EZproxy users are saying


89 percent say switching to hosted had a positive impact


91 percent are satisfied with support


95 percent would speak favorably about the product

“Far less labor-intensive than stand-alone. Having hosted EZproxy has saved our IT staff hundreds of hours over the past 10 years. To quote the greatest infomercial tagline: ‘Set it and forget it.’ Thank you!"

—US librarian

“It has removed a lot of stress and has made updates much smoother. Previously, we had to work with our IT department, and they were not well-equipped to manage our EZproxy service.”

—Anonymous survey response

Less stress with hosted EZproxy

You don’t have to worry about keeping your database stanzas current, managing upgrades, or renewing SSL certificates. You don’t have to rely on an IT person or department whose priorities may be outside your library’s workflows. And, best of all, your EZproxy server will always be up to date, which mitigates security risks and technical problems.

Reduced IT maintenance

The benefits are real. Libraries using standalone EZproxy reported saving an average of about three weeks’ worth of maintenance work annually when they switched to our hosted EZproxy service.

Save even more by switching now. For a limited time, standalone libraries are eligible for a three-year discounted pricing program.

EZproxy cost calculator

Compared to the total annual costs associated with maintaining standalone EZproxy, OCLC’s hosted platform is simply better value. Understand the true cost of maintaining standalone EZproxy to see the impact that switching will have on your bottom line.

How to use this calculator

First select the currency that applies to your region.

Then, we have provided placeholder figures for the cost of a server and SSL certificates. Replace those figures with your own.

Then, insert the annual cost of your standalone EZproxy subscription.

Next, based on research conducted across our EZproxy user base, we have calculated that on average an institution spends 6% of a staff member’s time on standalone EZproxy maintenance tasks. If your time is different, adjust the sliding scale.

Insert a salary figure for that staff member and the calculator will provide an annual cost for their time.

Finally, the total represents the annual cost of running standalone EZproxy at your institution.

Please note: To adhere to privacy concerns, any data input into the calculator will remain anonymous and visible only to the user. This website has been designed and created to give the most up-to-date and accurate information and calculations in relation with global currencies. However, the information contained in this website is for guidance only, and the shown fees and results could differ from the actual fees.

Save more by switching now

For a limited time, standalone EZproxy libraries are eligible for a three-year discounted pricing program. Complete this form to speak to your sales representative about this special offer.