Signing into the library can be confusing. This is because the library contains a number of different systems which work together to help you discover, access, and sometimes download ebooks and journals.
The three library sign-ins
The normal course of library research requires a number of different activities which may include: renewing checked out items, requesting print books for pickup, accessing online journals, and downloading ebooks. These activities are facilitated by a few different library systems. As such, there are up to three different sign-in processes that you need to be aware of: signing into Primo, signing in for access to online resources, and signing into specific ebook or online journal platforms.
1) Sign-in to Primo
Primo is the library's discovery interface, or for the old-school among you, the library catalog. By signing into Primo, you can:
- Renew checked-out items (How do I do this?)
- Request books for pick up (How do I do this?)
- "Pin" items for later review
- Save searches so you can be updated when new items meet your search criteria
- Signing into Primo does not give you access to ebooks and online journals, this requires a separate sign-in.
You can sign into Primo using your Iliff email. These directions show you how to do so. This will require some initial setup as indicated in the directions.
2) Sign-in for access to ebooks and online journals
If you select an ebook or online journal in Primo (with the iliff logo), you will be redirected to a new sign-in page. This sign-in page will give you access to the platform which contains the ebook or online journal. Click on Iliff Login on the initial sign in page and then follow the prompts to login to your iliff.edu email account. These directions provide more detailed instructions.
Reminder, in order to download ebooks, some platforms require you to sign in again. See sign-in #3 below.
3) Sign into ebook or online journal platforms
Some ebook or online journal platforms, like EBSCOhost, also require you to sign into the platform even after you have been granted access by signing in through Iliff. This allows your account with an ebook platform, like EBSCOhost, to be independent of your account with Iliff. Therefore, if you ever have a different institutional affiliation, you can keep all of your stored information and notes in the ebook or online journal platform.
Accounts you set up with ebook or online journal platforms are not managed by Iliff. The credentials used to sign in will be based on your registration with the ebook or online journal platform.
If you have any questions about these sign in procedures, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.