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Circulation and Reserve: My Account

My Account

My Account allows you to see the books that you currently have out, renew books once (as long as they are not overdue), check for any library blocks - including when your card will expire - and check the status of hold requests. You can also save lists and searches for later use.

To login, enter the same username and password that you use for your MyLIU account and LIU email, and choose either "Students of LIU" or "Staff of LIU" and Submit. (Some users might have a barcode and PIN instead. The first time that you log in, use the 4 digit PIN# that you received when you got your barcode.)


Sign in to enter your account.


Click on the appropriate link:

  • Modify Personal Information: Change your email, etc.
  • Items currently checked out: See due dates and renew online.
  • Requests (holds): See items being sent from other LIU campuses and checked-out items that will be held for you when they are returned.
  • My Lists: Create lists of books and other items that you might want to refer back to.
  • Preferred Searches: Save your search terms so that you can rerun the same search later.
  • Modify PIN: Change your personal identification number (if you have one). For security reasons, you should change your default PIN the first time that you login.

If you are using a public computer, be sure to log out and close the browser when you are finished, or the next person to use that computer will be able to see your account information.

Updating My Account

Your current status is shown under your name and address on the left.

It is not necessary to update your account to access our databases.

It is only necessary to update your account when you are checking out books or placing a hold on books that are checked-out from your campus or requesting books that are available from another LIU campus.

In these cases, students need to update their accounts each Fall (and in the Summer if they are taking classes). Staff need to update their accounts annually. Adjunct Faculty have to renew their accounts each term.

To update your account, call or visit the Circulation/Reserve Desk.

Circulation Contact and Hours

Telephone: (516) 299-2303

Fax: (516) 299-2127


Mon-Thurs 9:00-10:00
Friday 9:00-8:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sunday 12noon-5:00