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Library Essentials

External user access

When you register as an external user at a UHI library, you should have received an email from OCLC asking you to set a password for your library account. This applies to:

  • NHS staff
  • SCONUL access users
  • Members of the public
  • Some alumni (NB: This advice does not apply to those who have received a UHI EX account)

The Library Search system allows you to check due dates for books you have on loan, save searches and place holds. To login, access Library Search and then sign-in at the top-right corner of the screen. 

Choose 'Guest and NHS' and then enter your library barcode and the password that you set earlier.

guest login screen

Password problems

If you have any problems with your password, select the Set/Reset password option on the Guest login page and an email will be sent asking you to choose a new password. The reset email is valid for one hour.

password reset screen

If you have any difficulty resetting your password, contact your home library or speak to a librarian via the Library Chat facility on this site.

Alumni eResource access

If you have received a separate username and password for accessing the eResources that are available to UHI Alumni, the list is available in a separate Libguide: