Account Help

Set up your personal accounts in the library catalog and the research databases.

My WorldCat Account

Get Connected

Follow these instructions and see the following pages to set up personal accounts with the library and our partner organizations.

On this page, find instructions for setting up an account with our WorldCat catalog. This will enable you to track what books you have checked out, renew your items, and create lists of resources to aid your research.

Create a Library Account

Follow these steps to set up your library account.

  1. Begin by navigating to our catalog by selecting CatalogGo to the Catalog from the navigation menu at the top of the screen.

  2. In the catalog, either select the Sign In button or select My Library Account from the Library Links dropdown menu.

    Sign-in button in WorldCat Discovery.
    Sign-in options in the Worldcat catalog.
  3. You should see the sign-in screen. If you are signing in for the first time, or if you don’t remember your password, select Set/Reset Password.

    Sign-in screen in WordCat Discovery.
    The log-in screen in the catalog.
  4. You will need your seven-digit NWOSU I.D. number, with which you can Request New Password.

    Log-in screen asking for identification number and password.
    Window asking for I.D. number and password.
  5. In your Rangers email account, you will receive an email from Library Password Management. That email will contain a link. Follow the link to a login window where you can input a New Password. Once you have created your new password, you can log into your account.