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U ST 110: International Students First Year Seminar

International Students - Library Orientation

Gaining Access to Resources

ISU Card


Use your ISUCard!

Your ISUCard serves as a photo ID and as your ISU Library card for borrowing library materials.

To login from off-campus, visit My Library Card on the library's website (linked below). You can login using either your ISU account information (email and password) or your Library Borrower ID, which is the last 11 digits of the number on your ISUCard. These allow for remote access to many of the library's online journal articles and subscription databases.

Two Login Accounts

The Library uses two accounts that you may need to use to login for different purposes:  My Account and your Borrower ID account.

My Account

My account on our Library website allows you to create your own booklists, renew items you've checked out, and so on, but it does not give you access to our subscription articles, journals, databases, etc. when you're off campus. 
Off-campus access

For off-campus access to our articles, journals, and databases, you'll need to login using your ISU Net-ID or your Library Borrower ID (your unique 11-digit ISUCard number) and your Library password.  When you are off-campus and you click on one of our subscription databases, journals, full-text articles, or streaming videos, a login box will appear and guide you through these steps.

The login screen has 2 options for signing on. You may use your ISU Net-ID or your 11-digit ISU card login and a password you set up yourself.

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Welcome to the ISU Library!

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Your Librarian

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Cara Stone
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Welcome Note

Hi!  I'm the librarian working with you in this course. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about the ISU Library. My contact information is listed below my picture!  Researching something very specific? If you have research questions, I encourage you to contact your subject-expert, liaison librarian!

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