Understanding Your Library Accounts St. John the Evangelist Library

St. John the Evangelist Library
Understanding Your Library Accounts
Christendom College Libraries use various platforms to provide online services to you. While we are working to
integrate all of these platforms under one set of credentials for each patron, we are not quite there yet. This guide
will help you understand the various accounts, how to set them up and what each does for you.
Library Website
specific to Christendom College. You choose your own
User Name and Password for this account.
This is the main presence of Christendom Libraries on the
web. While many of the resources here are also available
via WorldCat, there are still several resources that must be
accessed through the Library Website, such as professors’
Class Pages, Senior Thesis Listings/Uploading, Course
Syllabi and training videos.
The My Christendom Account is specific to Christendom
College and allows you to view the books you have out,
renew them, check fines and place holds (with additional
features coming). It is also used for off-campus access our
online databases, such as JSTOR, EBSCOhost, Project
Muse, Gale and others.
Your User Name for this site is your email address. For
undergraduate students, faculty and staff, it will be your
Christendom email, for all others it will be the email you
provided at registration.
To set up your My Christendom Account:
To set up this account you will need your College ID
number, found on your College ID Card.
Go to the website and click the Sign-Up link in the
upper-left corner.
Enter your College ID number
Select either Christendom or NDGS as your main
Press Submit
The system will set up your account or recover your
information for an existing account and send you an email
with further instructions. A message will display informing
you of the next steps you need to take.
WorldCat Library Catalog
WorldCat is our Library Catalog, allowing you to search our
libraries as well as other libraries around the country and
throughout the world. WorldCat also searches most of our
online databases at the same time, as well as other free
resources, such as Hathi Trust, Open Library, web pages,
and more.
There are two accounts available for WorldCat: WorldCat
Account and My Christendom Account.
The WorldCat Account is generalized, and works across all
WorldCat catalogs or the standard worldcat.org. It is used
to maintain personalized lists of materials, which can be
private or public, save searches from one session to
another and more. It is used for any function that is not
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Click the My Christendom Account Sign In link in the
upper-right corner of the WorldCat page
Click the Set/Reset Password link in the login box
Enter your College ID number
Click Request New Password
The system will send an email to your address on file with
a link to set/change your password.
ILLiad Interlibrary Loan
ILLiad is our Interlibrary Loan system for borrowing books,
articles and other items from libraries throughout the
world. When you order a book it will generally arrive
within several days to a few weeks, depending on the
lending library. Articles generally arrive as PDF files.
To set up you ILLiad account:
Click the Register Here link below the login box
Read the information about ILLiad accounts
Click First Time Users Click Here
Fill out the Registration Form as completely as
possible (some fields are required)
Press Submit Information
Once your information is submitted, you may begin
ordering. We will review your application and when
approved we will order the items you have requested.
Note: In Fall 2014 we will be integrating ILLiad login with
WorldCat. When we do this you will be asked to set up a new
account using your WorldCat credentials. Once you create the
new account, we will merge it with your existing account. All
requests, active and archived, will be transferred.