My Library Account is how you access your library account online. Use it to see all the titles that you currently have checked out and to renew your books. You can also check your fine balance and the status of books that you have requested.
To increase security, AU has changed the log in screen for your My Library Account. After choosing your university from the drop down menu, you will need your portal credentials to gain access. Your username is the beginning of your @american.edu email address, and your password is your individualized password.
Please contact the Borrowing Desk (202-885-3221) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having difficulty signing into your My Library Account.
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Accessing Online Resources From Off Campus
Online AU library resources may be used from off-campus only by current AU faculty, staff and students. This is why you are presented with a WRLC authentication screen if you want to access an electronic journal, database, or streaming video from anywhere other than on campus or via the VPN.
Due to increased security measures, accessing online resources now requires verification using your portal credentials. The username is the beginning of your email before the @american.edu and the password is your individualized password.
If you experience any issues with authentication, please contact the Borrowing Desk at 202-885-3221 or email@example.com. It is important for us to know what error message you are receiving.
For those students who are participating in AU's online degree programs, access to all AU's databases and resources are available once you have verified your credentials. This process is the same as the one listed above, the username is before the "@" in your email, while the password is your individual portal password.
If you encounter any problems locating this number, or any other issues with library accessibility, please contact the Circulation Desk at (202) 885-3221, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.