OStaff User Accounts

In order to access password protected areas of the OhioLINK Library Staff webpages, faculty and staff at OhioLINK member libraries must have an OStaff account. The user login for the account will be the email address and this should be an institution email address, not a gmail or personal account.

How do I get an account?

Accounts need to be requested by the OhioLINK lead implementor at your institution. If you are not sure who that is, please check with your supervisor or library director. Lead implementors will send a request to support@ohiolink.edu with your name and email address. Once the account is set up, you will receive an email notification with a temporary password. The temporary password should be changed as soon as possible for security reasons.

I have forgotten my password, what should I do?

There is a password reset system in case passwords are forgotten.

I need to change my password, how do I do that?

There is a Password Change page where you can go and input your current password and change it. That page lists the requirements for a password: 1) minimum of 8 characters long and 2) Include at least 1 uppercase, lowercase, and numeric character.

Why do I have to enter my OStaff credentials more than once?

Behind the scenes of the OhioLINK OStaff area there are actually multiple servers. You may be asked to login more than once if the pages you are accessing reside on separate servers. The same password should work.


November 2013