Do I need a username and password to search the seminary library’s online catalog?

Answer: NO. Anyone can search the seminary library catalog at any time


Why do I see “Log in to your account” when I go to the online catalog?

Answer: This is an option built into the catalog. If you choose to use this log in feature, it allows you to renew books, reserve books, “tag” items with helpful subject headings, create and save your own personal lists, etc. We recommend this. The first time you log in, you must enter your library card barcode as your login, and your last name as the “password.” After that first time, you can change the login to something that is easier to remember.

When DO I need my own personal username and password for the computer?

Answer: If you want to use one of the seminary’s student computers for general searching, word-processing, etc., when you are in the seminary building, you need a logon specific to you. These personal logins are issued through the Academic Office. If you are using your own laptop, you do not need a special logon to access our wireless network.

How about when I want to search for articles and citations in the EBSCO products like ATLAS and CPLI or the OXFORD resources? Do I need a special logon?

Answer: On campus, you can go directly into these resources. Off campus, students and faculty can use these password-protected resources. Contact the library staff for username and password information.

What about the eBook of the New Catholic Encyclopedia or the Encyclopaedia Britannica? How do I get into those?

Answer: On campus, you can go directly into these resources. Off campus, faculty and students can log in. Contact library staff, and they will give you the necessary password.