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College of the Atlantic - Thorndike Library

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My Account

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 - you can place a "hold" on an item.

Fines - we do not levy fines

Create/Activate My Account

Activating My Account is quick and easy.

  1. Click on the Library Catalog tab in the search box on the library's homepage and select Advanced Search.
  2. Click on the My Account box in the upper right corner of the website.
  3. This will take you to the log in page.


For patrons who joined COA prior to Fall 2018:  Enter your first initial + your last name.  The first two letters MUST be capitalized and the remaining letters lowercase (ex: JMuir).
For patrons who entered COA Fall 2018:  Your username is the first part of your email (i.e., the part before and all letters should be lowercase.  (For example, if your email is, your Username should be entered as rcarson22)


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, and we will send you your username and temporary password number.

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