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Library Account Setup and Access Instructions: Create/Reset Password

This guide steps you through creating a library account password or resetting it, accessing your library account and managing it, and logging into electronic resources remotely.

Creating Your Library Account Password

To create your library account password (or reset it if you have forgotten it):

  1. From Dacus Library's homepage, select the Library Account link.
  2. Select the set/reset password link.
  3. Enter your username (the first part of your Winthrop email address) and select the "Request New Password" button.* An email will be sent to your Winthrop email account with a link to manage your password.
  4. When you click on the link in the email the following screen should display:
  5. Enter your username and then create your password (it must be six characters or more, with at least one non-alphabetic character and is case-sensitive).


*If you receive an error or do not receive an email within an hour of entering you username, please call the Reference Desk at 803/323-4501.