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My Account / I-Share / VuFind: NIU Account Holders (Faculty, Staff, and Students)

Authenticating and establishing a VuFind account to request local and I-Share materials.

As of November 26, 2018, we have implemented an updated version of our online catalog.

The new version of VuFind supports single sign-on authentication with your NIU credentials (zxxxxxx@students.niu.edu, axxxxxx@mail.niu.edu, c60xxx1@mail.niu.edu).

This means you can log in to the new system the same way you already do for O365 and Blackboard, and no longer need to remember separate account credentials. You will need to perform a one-time syncing process to connect the new version to your existing library catalog profile. On or after November 26, 2018, here's what to do:

  • From the Libraries' home page, click the "My Account NIU" button:
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  • Log in with your NIU credentials (zxxxxxx@students.niu.edu, axxxxxx@mail.niu.edu, c60xxx1@mail.niu.edu):
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  • After successful authentication, click on any of the links below "Your Account":
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  • Sync your account by ensuring Northern Illinois University is selected as your library, by entering your NIU Onecard barcode and last name, and by clicking on "Login": 
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Your VuFind account is now linked with your library catalog profile and you will be able to request materials from the catalog and access your account. The next time you log in, simply use your NIU credentials and proceed with your usual transactions.