Your PIN

To add another layer of security to your library record, you are issued an initial PIN (Personal Identification Number) to use library services when you receive a new library card. The GDL staff member who gives you your card will inform you about your PIN.

By default, your PIN is the year you were born. NOTE: The PIN is the year only, not the month or date. For example, if you were born in 1970, your PIN would be 1970.

To Set Your Pin from the GDL Website: Click on the Catalog link on the home page, and then click on the My Account Link. If you do not have a PIN, enter your barcode (the letter D followed by all of the numbers, but don’t type in the space. Example: D123456789 and click SUBMIT. The system will then prompt you to enter a PIN. This PIN will then be set for your account. If you experience any errors during this process, you probably have a PIN on your account already. Please contact a GDL staff member.

While you may use any combination of 10 characters or less, we suggest using a 4 or 5 digit number. Please do not share this PIN with others!

Please be sure you can remember your PIN because you will need it to:

  • Access your account online
  • Login to our public computers
  • Use our wireless network
  • Make reservations for our public computers
  • Access digital content from our Digital Library

If you need your PIN reset: please contact a GDL staff member and be sure to have some form of photo ID available. If you call a library to have your PIN reset, be prepared to verify certain details about your library account.