Creating a User Name

If your library offers these features, you can create a user name to use instead of your account barcode number when you log in. Your user name is not available to library staff. If you forget both your user name and password, you must contact the library. Staff can assign a new password. Using this and your account barcode number, you can set up a new user name. You must know your account barcode number and password to create a user name.

Create a user name for an existing account

To create a user name for your account:

  1. Click My Record on the My Account menu. The log-in form is displayed.
  2. Click Create Username. The Create Username form opens.
  3. Type your account barcode number and your password, and click Next Step.The My Record page for your account opens. The Change Logon area, where you specify your new user name, is expanded.
  4. Select (check) Change Username.
  5. Type your user name in the New Username box, and type it again in the Verify Username box.

The user name must be a minimum of 4 alpha-numeric characters, not more than 50 characters, and cannot contain spaces. It must begin with an alpha character. The following special characters are also allowed: - (dash), _ (underscore), . (period), and @ (at). The user name must not contain two special characters next to each other, and cannot match an existing account barcode.

  1. Click Save. A confirmation message is displayed. If your library account information includes an email address, you will also receive a confirmation email message.