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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

IFSI Library Website Guide

This is a guide intended to walk a new user through the process of using the IFSI Library website.

Step 1

From the main IFSI library webpage (, click on the link that reads "Search Catalog."

Step 2

On the right-hand side of the webpage, you may login to your library account if you already have one, or you may create an account by clicking on “Register Here.” Before searching the IFSI Library online catalog, it is best to register for a library account or to login to your existing account. It is necessary to be logged in to request items that you find by searching the online catalog.

Registering for an Account

You will be asked to provide some basic information to create an account. Once you have filled in the required information and hit submit, you will be taken to a webpage that provides your library username, password, and IFSI Library card number. Your username and password will be on the left side of the webpage.

Be sure to make a note of this information, as the Library cannot access your login credentials. 

After you log in for the first time, you will be able to change your password. 

Step 3

After logging in using the provided username and password, you will see a list of several choices on the left, one of which is “change your password.” Using the temporary password provided to you, change your password to one of your own choosing and make a note of it.

Now you are ready to search the library catalog and request items from the IFSI Library!

If you forget your password at any time, you may call or email us at any time and we can help you through the process of resetting it.