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My Account / I-Share / VuFind: Non-NIU Account Holders (Courtesy Card, Alumni, Retirees)

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. You are now required to use your Courtesy Card or Retiree Card barcode number and your last name to log in to your account.

You will need to perform a one-time syncing process to connect the new VuFind 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 Courtesy / Retirees" button:
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  • Log in by entering your Courtesy Card or Retiree Card barcode number, your last name and by clicking on "Login":
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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 Courtesy Card or Retiree Card barcode number 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 access your account. The next time you log in, use your Courtesy Card or Retiree Card barcode number, your last name, and proceed with your usual transactions.