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Create or Reset Your PIN

To create a PIN:

  1. Visit the San Diego County Library online catalog.
  2. Click on My Library Account.
  3. Type in your 14-digit barcode number.
  4. Leave the PIN field blank.
  5. Click on Submit.
  6. Enter the PIN you would like to use in the Enter Your PIN and Enter Your PIN Again boxes.
  7. Click on Submit.

Note: If you see the Sorry, the information you submitted was invalid message instead of Please enter a new PIN, you may already have a PIN. Follow the instructions below to reset your PIN.

To reset your PIN:

  1. Visit the San Diego County Library online catalog.
  2. Click on My Library Account.
  3. Click on the Forget Your PIN? button.
  4. Type in your 14-digit barcode number.
  5. An email message will be send to the email address associated with your account. Follow the instructions in the email to reset your PIN.

If you do not have an email address associated with your library account, or no longer have access to the email address on file, please contact your local branch so library staff can delete your existing PIN and you can create a new one.

About PINs

You will need a PIN to access your account, renew or request materials online, and to access many of the eLibrary resources. Your PIN is any number, word, or set of characters that you choose. The first time you log in with your library account barcode, the login screen should prompt you to create a PIN for your account. The PIN must be at least four characters, and no more than eight characters long.

PIN Troubleshooting

"Sorry, the information you submitted was invalid" message

Web browser "remembering" an outdated or incorrect library card number and/or PIN

Other PIN Issues