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Account Activation Project

Information about the library account activation project for Oregon state employees

Account Activation Process

As of June 29, 2021, library accounts for state employees have changed from a registration process to an activation process. This includes both new users to the State Library and existing users.

Watch a demonstration of the account activation process:
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There are two options to activate a library account.

  1. Activate Account Using the My Account Link
    • Most state employees can activate their own accounts!
    • There are a few exceptions, though. State employees from the following agencies require an extra step, first:
      Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners, Oregon State Lottery, Travel Information Council, Oregon State Board of Architect Examiners, State Landscape Architect Board, Oregon Board of Physical Therapy, Oregon Tourism Commission
  2. Activate Account Using the Alternate Account Activation Form
    • State employees from exception agencies, boards, and commissions (Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners, Oregon State Lottery, Travel Information Council, Oregon State Board of Architect Examiners, State Landscape Architect Board, Oregon Board of Physical Therapy, Oregon Tourism Commission).
    • Fellows, interns, and contractors performing state work, who are not listed in Workday.

My Account Link
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Initial Login
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Activation Page
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Update Address
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My Account Link

Most state employees will activate their library accounts as follows:

  • Select the My Account link in the online catalog
  • Log in with your OR number and default password:
    • Username = OR number (example: OR0123456)
    • Password = last 4 digits of your OR number + OR (example: 3456OR)
  • Read the terms of service
  • Confirm your email address
  • Update your password
    • Current password: your default password (see above)
    • New password: enter a new password that meets the following requirements:
      • 4-25 characters
      • At least one lower-case letter
      • At least one upper-case letter
      • At least one number
    • Confirm new password: re-enter your new password
      As you complete the requirements for a new password, each requirement will display a green check.
  • Select the I agree to the terms of service box
  • Select the Activate button
  • After you login, double-check the default address information for your account
    The new system receives information from Workday, which usually provides the main address for the agency instead of regional or branch office locations.
    • Address fields are in alphabetical order: city and state, email, street address, work phone, zip code

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Alternate Account Activation Link
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Alternate Account Activation Form
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Activation Page
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Alternate Account Activation Form

State employees from exception agencies, boards, and commissions (see above), as well as most fellows, interns, and contractors, will activate their library accounts as follows:

  • Select the Alternate Account Activation link in the online catalog
  • Fill out the information for the form
  • Review and agree to the terms of service
  • Submit the form
    Library staff will be alerted when a form is completed
  • Receive a notification email when your account is created
  • Log in with your OR number and default password:
    • Username = OR number (example: OR0123456)
    • Password = last 4 digits of your OR number + OR (example: 3456OR)
  • Read the terms of service
  • Confirm your email address
  • Update your password
    • Current password: your default password (see above)
    • New password: enter a new password that meets the following requirements:
      • 4-25 characters
      • At least one lower-case letter
      • At least one upper-case letter
      • At least one number
    • Confirm new password: re-enter your new password
      As you complete the requirements for a new password, each requirement will display a green check.
  • Select the I agree to the terms of service box
  • Select the Activate button

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