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Library Login Changes as of October 8

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
October 7th, 2006

User login to computers at the WVU Libraries or to remotely access the Libraries’ electronic resources changes as of October 8.

Currently, users login one way at a campus library and another way at home or elsewhere. Under the new policy, the login process becomes the same at all locations for students, faculty, and staff – username and password are required.

For students, remote usernames and passwords are the same as those they already use to log into the Libraries’ computers. A student’s username is his MIX username.

For WVU faculty and staff, the username is their Master ID. For most, this is their Groupwise login. You can find your Master ID at 

Emeritus faculty use their WVU ID (700 or 199 number), and Alumni using the Alumni Gateway received their usernames when registering for the service.

For everyone, passwords are the same passwords used to log onto the Libraries’ computers. It is the two-digit day of an individual’s birth and the last four digits of his WVU ID For example: If someone’s birthday is July 2, 1980 and his WVU ID is 700000000, he would enter 020000.

You can find your WVU ID at

For those with resident borrower’s cards, their username is their entire library card number and their password is the two-digit day of birth and the last four digits of their library card number.

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