Your My Library Account is needed to borrow books at the circulations counter, view fines, place holds on books and much more via the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). Learn more about the OPAC here. Furthermore, your My Library Account Barcode and PIN credentials are used to access research databases such as EBSCO, Gale and others while you are off-campus.

If you don't have a My Library Account as yet, follow the steps below to activate one.

(Note: You must be fully registered with finance to activate your Library account.)

If you have a My Library Account already but receive a "patron status blocked" message when attempting to remotely login to the library's research databases, please follow the same steps below to reactivate your account.

(Note: You must be fully registered with finance to re-activate your account.)

1. Log on to Aeorion
2. Click on 'Activate My Library' link under "My Info" on your dashboard
3. Click the 'Activate Library Account' button
4. Follow the steps on screen that follows to create your PIN (or reset your PIN if you have forgotten it).

Note: Your barcode can be found at the back of your USC ID Card. It is simply your Student ID# prefixed by 2999 for students and 298 for faculty and staff. (Total number of digits in barcode is 14. If your barcode is less, add 0's in-between the 2999 or 298 respectively and your Student ID# until your barcode reaches 14 digits in length. Example barcodes: 29992015080100, 29990000015687, 29800000125684)

NB: Please send an email to to report My Library Account logon issues.

*If you are a memebr of faculty or staff, please click here to learn how to have your My Library Account activated.

See all the features of My Library below...

Access research databases off-campus

Your My Library barcode and PIN is used to gain access to the library's research databases while off-campus.

Borrow books from the Library

With your My Library Account you are afforded the privilege of borrowing books from our physical collection. Learn more about our collections here.

Track borrowing history

Use your My Library to view all books you have borrowed in the past.

Get email notifications

You receive email notices when an item you have on loan is soon to be due or over-due.

Check availability and place holds

With your My Library Account you can login to the OPAC and place a hold on a checked out book to ensure that you get first preference to borrowing it when it's returned.

View/Update patron account details

You can you can login to the OPAC and update your own patron data such as email, address and phone number via your My Library Acccount

View fines

My Library Account allows you to login to the OPAC and view how much fines you owe for over-due items.

Our Library is a great place to start looking for information on a range of subjects. Find books, journals and databases on any point of interest.