How Do I Set Up My Library Account?

You need to set up a library account to:

  • Request items, renew items online, and see what you have checked out.
  • Borrow and download ebooks and audiobooks from MLC Overdrive and TdS Overdrive.

To set up your library account:

  • Click on the Login button in the MLC or TdS catalog.  It's in the upper left-hand corner of the page.
                      Login button

  • Enter your library barcode (on the front of your MLC ID).

  • Leave the password field blank.
  • Click Submit.

  • On the next screen, enter and retype your new password.
    • 6-12 characters
    • Letters and numbers

For more information about using your library account, see our tip sheet "Logging in to your library account."

Additional Library Help and Quick Links

  • MLC Library WebsiteInformation about the library and its resources.
  • MLC Library Guides:  Help finding library resources by topic, subject area, or course.
  • Discovery:  One-stop source for digital library resources. 
  • MLC CatalogBooks in the MLC Library.
  • TdS CatalogArea public libraries--request items for pickup at MLC, usually in 3-5 days.  
  • MNLINKMinnesota libraries--Request items for pickup at MLC, usually in 5-10 days.
  • ILL (interlibrary loan): Items that you can't find in MLC, TdS, or MNLINK, usually arrive in 1-3 weeks.