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New Library Log-in Procedures

WCU Online Library Resources New Log-in Information - Started Thursday, June 8, 2023

WCU Online Library Resources moved to a new log-in process on June 8th. Separate WCU Library accounts are no longer needed to access online resources. Users will now use their WCU email address and password to access resources. The same information you use to log in to Canvas or to check your WCU email. If you have previously logged into another WCU Resource (I.e. Canvas) you may be automatically directed to the database without needing to log-in. 

For more information about the new library log-in procedures, visit the Off-Campus Access Guide

**There may still be some old links in Canvas in which the information below is still valid to access resources.**

Coming Thursday, June 8, 2023!

Setting Your Library Account Password

Note: If you currently have a barcode on the back of your student ID, please use that number as your Library ID.  The Library ID format described in the tutorial only applies to new students or those who established a library account after August 2015.

How to Login

The login box shown in the image below will appear automatically when when trying to access one of the databases in our A-Z Database List on the Library Website as shown below. 

You will also be asked to login after trying to access an article, journal, or ebook from the Library Catalog.

Log in Instructions:

  • Library ID: The beginning of your WCU e-mail address containing your name (before the 

                          Example:, Library ID: jadams12

  • Password: You choose your own password. Click Set/Reset Password link to set up your password.


Having Trouble Logging In?

You will need a Library ID and Password in order to login to any library resource off-campus. If you have forgotten your password or never created one, you may click on the Set/Reset Password link, as shown in the previous image. An email will be sent to your WCU e-mail address with instructions on how to create a password. 

When you receive the email, there will be a link included that will forward you to the Change Password page as shown in the image below. Where it asks for a Library ID, you will enter the beginning of your WCU e-mail address containing your name (before the, and then you will create a password.  Changing your password here will not change your Canvas or Portal password.

If you do not receive a message to reset your password within 24 hours, please contact your campus library. This may be a result of having an incorrect or outdated email under your library account. 

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