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Login & Library ID Numbers

How Do I Login?

If you are off-campus, you may be asked to enter a library ID number and a password in order to login to library research databases.

  • The library ID numbers for DSU students, faculty, and staff all begin with the number 21578.

    Newer ID numbers are 13 digits (215780 + 7-digit Colleague number).
    Older ID numbers are 14 digits (21578000 + 6 more digits; for example, 21578000000000).

  • The password is your last name (for example, smith).

  • On the login screen, type the Library ID number in the top box ("username" or "barcode") and type the password in the lower box.

    For example:

    The login window will look similar to this:

    library ID and password login window

How Do I Get a Library ID Number?

  • All DSU students/staff/faculty can get their assigned library ID numbers by going to the "Sign In" menu at the very top of the DSU home page. In the "Sign In" dropdown menu, select "Student Login Help" and follow the instructions. When you get to the window with your login information, you should find the Library ID at the bottom of the list. The Library ID number is your username (or "barcode") when logging in. The password is your last name (capitals should not matter; all lowercase will work).

  • Students/staff/faculty with DSU ID cards can find the library ID number on the front of the card.

  • Distance students, who do not have ID cards, will receive their library ID numbers (not cards) from the Library by postal mail or email.

  • If you are unable to find your ID number using "Student login help" described above, contact the circulation staff to request it.

What if my ID number isn't working and I can't login?

  • If you are unable to login with your library ID and password, request help from the reference librarians.

When will I need to use my ID number?

When you want to:

  • search the library's research databases from off-campus

  • check out materials

  • request interlibrary loan and other services

Last Updated: 7/21/14