Library Personal Identification Number (PIN)

When viewing your record or placing a request for library materials from a computer, it is necessary to have both your library card number and a personal identification number (PIN). The purpose of the PIN is to ensure the privacy and security of your library patron record.

Setting up a PIN (personal identification number) to reserve items and view your library account online is a quick, one-time process. Please use the following steps:

  1. Go to the login screen in the catalog
  2. Enter your name and library card barcode number into the form. Please leave the “Enter your PIN” section blank
  3. Click "Submit"
  4. You will then be prompted to enter a new PIN (twice to ensure accuracy). Your PIN must be between 3 and 30 characters, and can be any combination of letters and numbers (no special characters)
  5. Click "Submit"

If you forget your PIN, please contact any Clermont County Library branch with questions, or email us at Because your PIN is encrypted, staff are unable to retrieve it for you. Your old PIN will be deleted and you'll need to create a new one.