Non-affiliated users are everyone excluded by the definition.
Most of our online indexes and databases other than the TexShare databases are provided through subscription contracts that limit access to currently registered UTPB students and current faculty and staff. The number of users in those categories determines the fees we pay. To adhere to licensing requirements, we must authenticate our remote users. We have installed a proxy server to identify students, faculty, and staff who can use our subscription databases online--that is at a distance.