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College of the Atlantic - Thorndike Library

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Why use My Account?

Use My Account to:

Features we are not currently using:

View the due dates of items you have checked out

Renew your items online

Change your password

Holds - eventually we hope to implement this

Fines - we do not levy fines

Activating My Account

Activating My Account is quick and easy.

  1. Click on My Account on the library's homepage.
  2. This will take you to the log in page

Library Card Number or Username:

Enter your first initial + your last name.  The first two letters MUST be capitalized.

PIN Number or Password:

The first time you log in, this will be your 14-digit patron barcode number.  It starts with 250150000...

  • STUDENTS - this number is on the back of your student ID, just under the barcode
  • FACULTY & STAFF - contact the library for your number
  • MDI RESIDENTS - this number is under the barcode on the back of your COA library card

Having issues registering?  Contact Trisha ( or Jane (

Inside My Account

View what items you have out, renew them, and change your password.

Using the Various Tabs

Items Checked Out - see what items you have checked out, when they are due, and renew them online

Holds - we are not currently allowing Holds

Account Preferences - change your password and/or email

Lists - not currently activated

Fines - we do not levy fines

Payments - click to see if you owe us for any lost books