Listed below are all the usernames and passwords you may need to access research tools, login to campus computers, place interlibrary loan requests, and manage your library account.

Computer Login

Use your network username and password to login to all computers in McCain Library, except laptops. Your network username and password is the beginning of your ASC email address (before the @ symbol) and the password used to log into your Agnes Scott email account.

If you need to reset your network password, go to the ITS Password Manager page, then Manage My Password.

To login to the McCain Library laptops enter the username and password listed on the sticker above the keyboard. 

Off-Campus Access to Library Databases

When accessing library databases off-campus there are a couple of prompts you may encounter before you may access the library databases.

GALILEO Password

Galileo Login

The GALILEO password changes three times per year.  To locate the latest password log in to the LIB 101 course in Moodle (you may need to enroll yourself). Sorry, the password is only for currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. 

Network Username and Password

network idYour network username and password is the beginning of your ASC email address (before the @ symbol) and the password used to log into your Agnes Scott email account.

If you are prompted for any other username and password, look for an option to Find Your Institution and search for Agnes Scott College. If Agnes Scott College appears an option to login with your network username and password will appear.

Place Interlibrary Loan Request & Renew Books

Agnes Scott LoginYour name (first and last name) and your ASC ID number (7-digit number on front of your ID card) is used to place interlibrary loan requests for articles and books or to log into your library account where you can renew books, save lists of books from the catalog, and monitor the status of your interlibrary loan request.

Other Database Passwords

There are no other usernames and passwords required to use the resources provided by McCain Library.  A prompt for a username and password different from the ones listed above indicates you have either tried to access the database incorrectly, tried to access a resource not available directly through McCain Library, or there is something wrong with our system (and if you think that is the case, please alert us). 

To troubleshoot the problem, review the following questions:

  • Was the resource accessed through the library website?  Clicking on a link to an article found in an internet search engine like Google or Googling the name of your favorite database will not recognize you as a McCain Library user if you are using a computer that is not on the campus network.  You must locate the database from the McCain Library list of databases and log in with the GALILEO password or your name and ID number.
  • Does the library subscribe to all the content in the database?  Some databases require that McCain Library subscribe to individual resources within the database rather than providing a package deal.  You can often limit your search to just the items available through the McCain Library subscriptions. Here is a list of databases that may not allow full access to all the content in the database:
    • Cambridge Press
    • Duke University Press
    • JSTOR
    • Project Muse
    • Sage Online Journals
    • ScienceDirect
    • SpringerLink Journals
    • Wiley Interscience Journals

If the steps above do not solve the problem, please let us know that you are experiencing an issue.  We will try to help you troubleshoot the problem further and if it is a problem with our system we will report it to make sure that access is restored as soon as possible.