Library Account & PIN

Managing Your Library Account Online

  1. To log in to your Library Account, select Library Accounts > Library Account at the top of this page.
  2. Enter your name, Library Card number (see back of card) and 4-digit PIN in the appropriate boxes.
  3. Once you are in your account, you can:
    • Renew your items
    • Make and manage your requests
    • Change your account information
    • Pay your Library fines

See more information about your Library Account in What You Can Do With Your Account.

Important SJSU Note on Access to Library Databases:

  • If you are an SJSU student, faculty or staff, you have the option of establishing your Library Account before you pick up your Library Card. The reason for this is to provide you home access to the Library's research databases.
  • From the Library Account login screen, enter your name, 9-digit SJSU ID and desired 4-digit Library PIN. You will then be asked to enter your new PIN twice.
  • SJSU students have student library privileges and remote access to SJSU databases as long as they are enrolled in classes. If not currently enrolled student library cards will expire.
  • Non-enrolled students can change to San Jose Public Library user status at any SJPL library.

Your Library PIN

The Library assigns you a 4-digit numeric PIN (Personal Identification Number) when you first get a new Library Card.

Changing the PIN Yourself:

If you know your current Library PIN, you may change it anytime by logging in to your Library Account and selecting Modify your PIN (see links in center of screen).

If You Forget Your PIN:

You can Reset Your PIN automatically. An e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address in your library record, including a link that will allow you to select a new PIN.

Along with your Library Card number, your Library PIN is key to many Library services: