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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

A library guide for OLLI members.

Your University Accounts

When you become an OLLI member, you are entered into the University system. You will receive a NetID and password that you will use to login to your library account, as well as our online resources. When you join OLLI, you will get an email that helps you with your NetID and password.  PLEASE NOTE: If you need to reset your NetID account password for any reason, please contact Technology Services directly. The Library cannot help you with your NetID and password.

1. Your online library account: You will need to log in to your library account to request materials and pick them up at a library (e.g. ACES or Main Stacks) of your choosing. When logging in, select University of Illinois users. You can also renew items and view other personal account information through your account. If you have questions about your library account or are having trouble logging in, please call Central Access Services at 217-333-8400. Often, they will have to manually enter the barcode on your iCard to get OLLI patrons established. 

2. Online resources: Your NetID and password are used to view online resources such as newspapers and magazines. You do not need to be logged into your library account to do this. 

Your i-card


Your library card number is located on your i-card under the heading "Library." You will need your i-card to check out a physical item from the Library, or to browse the Main Stacks at the Main Library. The Library cannot accept any other form of identification to check out materials, there are no exceptions.