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Ombuds Office Resource Guide

Why You Need This

Setting a Library PIN allows you to use electronic library resources from off-campus, anywhere in the world. If you forget you PIN, simply set a new one.

Get Connected: Off-Campus Access

1. Ready? Get your ISUCard!

2. Set? Set your Library password!

3. Go! Use the ISU Library!

If you're prompted to login while connecting to any of the Library resources or services, simply use the last 11 digits of your ISUCard number (sometimes called Borrower ID on Library web pages), and use your Library password. Don't have or don't remember your Library password? Set a new one here.

ISU Distance Learning students:

Can't find your ISUCard number? Login to AccessPlus. Choose ISU IDs in the left sidebar to find your ISUCard number. Your Borrower ID is the last 11 digits of your ISU ID number. (Problems? Contact distance@iastate.edu) See also our DL Guide.

Problems?

First, if you're using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), turn it off. A VPN client bypasses the steps listed above and delivers your request directly to the commercial database vendor, but without identifying you as an authorized user/subscriber.

Get help!

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