With all of the changes that have been put in place at the Library, it’s pretty obvious that we have been shifting to an online learning environment. That being said, with the stacks being closed to students and e-Book requests on the rise, you may be asking yourself, “How do I even make a Library account to get access to all the online resources?” It’s super simple, and will allow you not only to renew and place holds on books online, but will allow you to access all the different streaming and e-Resources we have available for your classroom, and leisure, needs!
First, you’re going to need either your physical Student ID Card or your Virtual ID Card (either one is fine.) You’re going to look for your Barcode Number. Its 14-digits long, is at the bottom of the card, and it’s unique to you. The Barcode Number is your golden ticket to Library Account bliss.
Now, you’re going to head to the MHC Website found at and you’re going to click on the “Library” tab. Click on “Using the Library”, and then on that page you’re going to click on “Library Account.” This is where you’re going to choose the “ID Barcode and Library Password Sign-On” option.
If you’ve gotten this far, you’ll see that you have a place to input your Library Barcode—this is where your Barcode Number goes!—and then a textbox to input a password. Wait. You haven’t made a Library Account yet, so how would you have a password? If it’s your first time signing on to the system, which we will assume it is, you’ll want to input whatever you would like your password to be, and then click “Set/Reset Password.” This will set your password, allowing you to log in. (If it is your second time, or more, you’ll just want to select “Sign In” because you’ve already set your password.)
Follow the prompts that it gives you. After a few more clicks, and opening your college email in order to validate the account, you are finished! You now have access to all of the items that you have already signed out, and you have a place where you can put a hold on items that you want to sign out!
Just like in person, you can renew your own items up to 2 times, but only if the items have not been put on a self hold by another student. You have access to all 15 of our online video streaming resources, such as Kanopy and Criterion. You can also use functions like "Check Availability" to ensure the book you’re looking for is ready for your to place a hold, or even "Browse the Shelf," which lets you look at the neighboring books that would be on the same shelf if you were out looking in the stacks.The possibilities are nearly endless!
If you run into issues creating your library account and need some help, all you have to do is come up to the front desk or give us a call at 403-529-3867; one of the lovely staff members there will be more than happy to assist you!