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Library Search: My account

Help with using Search, the Library's discovery platform

Why sign in?

When you sign into Search, you are able to do the following:

  • Set preferences for your current and future sessions. You can set your preferences so that they reflect the way you usually search, and save them for future sessions.
  • Add items you found and queries you submitted permanently to your basket. You can save items from your results list to your basket and you can save queries that you have performed for future use.
  • Set alerts for your queries. You can set a query to become an alert, that is, to run automatically and send you email notification once it locates new items answering your search criteria.
  • Access external licensed resources. The institution offers licensed information resources to its users. Once you sign in, you can search and retrieve items from these additional resources.
  • Use library services. You can benefit from library services such as requesting or recalling items.
  • Tag and review items. You can assign words or phrases to items to help you organize and locate items later. Since tags are made public, other users can view your tags and use them. Additionally, you can review items to share your opinions with others.

Sign in methods

When you select to Sign in either on the Library home page or Search home page, you will now be presented with a screen to choose your sign in methods:

Search login screen

Monash staff and students

You will be directed to the standard Monash login screen. Your sign in details for Search are the same as your Monash account. If you have already signed in to other Monash services, you will be automatically logged in.

All other users login

  • Your Library card barcode is your Username
  • Your family name as your Password
  • If you have changed password via Account settings in Search since the initial setup (see the next section), your password will be the new one you chose

Problem signing in?

Please visit the troubleshooting page of this guide if you experience any issue.

Remember to sign out

You should sign out of Library Search so that your searches remain private and your account settings and basket are not tampered with by anyone else.