My Library Account

If you have a College photo ID

If you do not have a College Photo ID

Once you register with the college a library account should be automatically generated. Your College photo ID card also acts as your library card.

Your login and PIN for your library account will be in the following format:

  • Login - your student number. Ex: 040000000
  • PIN - The last 4 digits of your student number.

If you encounter any problems please contact your campus library:

  • By emailing: the library at LRC@algonquincollege.com. (e-mails are answered Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)  Please confirm if you have an Algonquin photo ID and include your student number in the e-mail.
  1. Visit the Card office website to obtain information on how to obtain a College Photo ID. You can apply in person or online.
  2. If you can't obtain a College Photo you can apply for a library issued card.
    1. In person at each campus library please check our hours of operation.
    2. By mail or fax:
      Form: Word Application Form.
      Mail or fax the application form provided to the relevant campus - contact information.
    3. By emailing:

      Form: Learning Resource Centre Account Application (RTF)

      Email: the form provided above to LRC@algonquincollege.com. (e-mails are answered Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm) If you cannot cut and paste the application - please send us an e-mail to the same address with all the requested information required by the form included.

    A library card may only be used for library transactions.

Library issued card as your library card

The login and PIN for your library account would be in the following format:

  • Login: The 13 digits barcode on the card.
  • PIN: the last 4 digits of your student number.

If you have a College photo ID

If you do not have a College Photo ID

If you have a College photo ID this card also acts as your library card.

Activate your library account by completing this form [pdf] and bringing it to the library either in person or by email:

  • By emailing: the library at LRC@algonquincollege.com. (e-mails are answered Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)  Please confirm if you have an Algonquin photo ID and include your faculty/staff in the e-mail.

Note: Once created your faculty/staff library account remains active until you leave the college.

Your login and PIN for your library account will be in the following format:

  • Login - Your faculty/staff number preceded by enough zeros to make 9 digits in total. Ex: 000012345
  • PIN - The last 4 digits of

    your faculty/staff number.

  1. Visit the Card office website to obtain information on how to obtain a College Photo ID. You can apply in person or online. Once you have a college Photo ID you will be required to activate.
  2. If you can't obtain a College Photo you can apply for a library issued card.
    1. In person at each campus library please check our hours of operation.
    2. By mail or fax:
      Form: Word Application Form.
      Mail or fax the application form provided to the relevant campus - contact information.
    3. By emailing:

      Form: Learning Resource Centre Account Application (RTF)

      Email: the form provided above to LRC@algonquincollege.com. (e-mails are answered Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm) If you cannot cut and paste the application - please send us an e-mail to the same address with all the requested information required by the form included.

    A library card may only be used for library transactions.

Library issued card as your library card

The login and PIN for your library account would be in the following format:

  • Login: The 13 digits barcode on the card.
  • PIN: the last 4 digits of your student number.

Alumni of Algonquin College and Community members (members of the public) and participants in the Sm@rtlibrary program are welcome to consult and borrow most circulating material in the library.

You can apply for a library issued card. Please click here to download application. A library card may only be used for library transactions.

Sm@rtlibrary is a collaboration of National Capital area libraries that permit direct borrowing among its members. Libraries include: Algonquin College, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Ottawa Public Library, CHMC. The Sm@rtlibrary Catalogue offers users the ability to search all Sm@rtlibrary library holdings in one search. Participants in the Sm@rtlibrary  consortium can obtain an Algonquin library card at the front desk of any of our 3 library locations by first presenting desk staff with the Sm@rtlibrary card from their home institution. They will then fill out the library application form. This form can be found at the library or can be accessed online before a visit and brought to the library. Please click here to download application

  • Lost ID or library cards should be reported immediately.
  • Materials charged to a lost or stolen card is the responsibility of the person to whom the card was issued until the loss is reported.
  • There is a $5 replacement fee for a lost library card.
  • A fee is also charged for a replacement student card. (Student/faculty/staff cards are not supplied by the library)

LOGIN to your Library Account change your PIN, renew items, review your account

What is my Library Account / card

(library accounts are not available to alumni, community members or Sm@rtlibrary members)

A library account is a login/user ID and PIN number issued to current Algonquin faculty, staff and students. It enables you to:

  • borrow from the library
  • participate in direct borrowing programs with partner libraries.
  • renew items online
  • place holds on items within the library’s online catalogue
  • access the library’s licensed e-resources off campus.

About the library card:

  • Carry your ID/Library Card with you at all times as it is required to borrow materials.
  • Cards are not transferable and should only be used by the individual named on the card.
  • Lending your card to another user OR using another individual's card can result in a loss of library privileges.
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