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How to create, change, and recover your library PIN.

Your Library PIN Number

Your Library PIN (Personal Identification Number) allows you to view information about your library account online.  You can see what you currently have checked out, renew books, view the status of your OhioLINK requests, and more. You create your PIN the first time you view your account.


  1. Go to
  2. In the box on the right side of the screen with the CIA logo, type your First Name and Last Name in the space provided.
  3. Enter your library account number. If you don’t know your account number, ask a member of the library staff for this information.
  4. Enter the PIN you wish to use.  It can be whatever you choose and must be between 6-30 characters long and include letters and numbers.
  5. Click on the SUBMIT button.  You will be asked to repeat your PIN to confirm your choice.

PIN numbers must be between 6-30 characters and include letters and numbers.


  • Follow the same steps listed above using your current PIN, but after you click SUBMIT the first time, enter your new PIN in the boxes indicated.
  • Click SUBMIT, and your PIN will be changed.


Call the Library staff at 216-421-7440, or send a message to, and ask to have your PIN removed from your library record. After we remove your PIN, you should create a new one following the directions above. Your PIN is encrypted and the library staff can not read your PIN. 


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