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PIN (Personal Identification Number)

What is a PIN?

Your Personal Identification Number (PIN) is used by the CSU Libraries to ensure the privacy of your library account.

You create your own PIN to ensure that you, and only you, have access to the information maintained in your library account. You will be prompted for your PIN when checking your library account or renewing books in Scholar. Your PIN also will be required when you connect to research databases from home. A PIN is not necessary to searching the online catalog.

How do I create my Library PIN? (Here's a quick video tutorial on creating a library PIN)
  • Start at MY ACCOUNT in Scholar.
  • Fill in your name and CSU ID number, but leave the PIN field blank. Then click the Submit button.
  • You will then be prompted to create a new PIN. Almost any combination of 4 or more letters or numbers will do.
  • Remember your PIN. You are the only person who will know it!
What if I forget my PIN?
You are the only person who will know your PIN. If you forget your PIN, navigate your web browser to the "My Account" page and click the "Forgot your PIN?" link. Follow the directions to set a new PIN.

Need help? Contact the Michael Schwartz Library at (216) 687-2479 or the Law Library at (216) 687-2250.