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Library Essentials: My Library Account

Everything you need to know to get started in the Library

Library Account

Your Library Account allows you to 

  • see when items are due to be returned
  • renew items you have borrowed
  • view any outstanding fines
  • view your borrowing history.
  • reserve /put a hold on an item that someone else has borrowed
  • access library online resources off-campus

UCC Account

Your UCC Student IT Account is the personalised account given to you at registration.

You will need this for the services outlined on the Student IT Services webpage.

IT Services staff can help you with any problems at the Help Desk in the Boole Basement near the Lecture theatres and at the Library & IT desk in the Boole Library.

Creating your Library Account PIN

When your library account is set up it does not have a PIN attached. You must create one for yourself.

On the left hand side of the Library homepage is a search box.






Click on “My Library Account” to create a PIN . You will then be presented with a Login screen.









  • Enter your name in the first box, (Surname alone is sufficient)
  • In the second box enter your Student number, Staff number or External Reader barcode number. (External Readers can only access their library account and not the library’s online resources).
  • When creating a new PIN do not enter any information in the PIN field, but press the submit button.
  • You will be presented with a new screen with two fields to enter and set your PIN (see below). Your PIN should be something that is easy for you to remember. This PIN needs to be at least 6 characters long and alphanumeric, i.e. a combination of letters and numbers.
  • Enter your PIN in both boxes and press submit. Your library account should now open.










You have now successfully created a Library PIN.

If you have previously created a PIN and have forgotten it, click “Forgot your PIN?” This will send an email to the email address on your library account.

In the case of students, this is your default student email account, unless you have changed it.

For staff it is your UCC email account.

For all other users it is the email address provided when setting up accounts.

If you have any difficulty with your PIN, contact the Library & IT Desk.

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