Many of NYU's web based resources (extended library resources, NYU MyTime, etc.) are restricted to local NYU computers. You can still use these resources from home provided you have a valid NetID and password. Simply follow the NYU proxy instructions, but instead of using the NYU proxy configuration file (http://proxy.nyu.edu/proxy.pac), use the CIMS proxy configuration file (http://cims.nyu.edu/u/proxy-pac).
NYU's proxy configuration file incorrectly instructs many computers on private (often home networks) to not use the proxy specifically when visiting NYU websites. The CIMS configuration file fixes this problem.
Note: We've already notified ITS and they are either unwilling or unable to fix the problem on their end which is why we are providing this alternative configuration.