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Remote Access: Library Account, eBooks, & Databases: Home

See what's checked out on your account, access the library's online resources off campus, and more.

Remote Access: My CALVIN Account


Authentication for remote/off-campus access requires:

  ▪ Your last name.

  ▪ Your PTS Barbour Library barcode number found on the back of your ID card or library card.

  ▪ A valid PTS record in the library's patron database.  (DMin students may have to revalidate their records with the Circulation Desk each year.)

For more information, call the Circulation Desk at 412-924-1354, or from a campus extension, 1354.

Renew Library Materials Online

Extending the due date (renewing) of the materials you have checked out is easy.

Find and click on "MY ACCOUNT" at the top of the library home page.

Enter the requested information and click "SUBMIT."  You will see your name and address on the left and action links on the right:  

Modify Personal Information

# Items currently checked out

# request (hold)

Search the Catalog

Preferred Searches


Choose the link for the items you have checked out. You should see a list of what you have and when it is due.  Click on what you want to renew or click on the "RENEW ALL" button.  Make sure that it works and that the due date changes.


Troubleshooting Renewal Issues

WATCH FOR MESSAGES that may indicate issues with your renewal.  For example:

1. You cannot renew items because:

You owe too much money

 2. "Not all renewals were successful. See details below."  

If your checked out items were due before you try to renew them, you will see this message in red lettering . You may also see under the due date a message like this: FINE( up to now) $1.00 (also in red letters).

3. All accounts have an expiration date.

Usually it is a year from when the account was activated or renewed.  If your account has expired, you will not be able to access your account.  For this problem or any others, please contact the library at 412-924-1354.

Your librarian

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Ellen Little
Clifford E. Barbour Library
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
616 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206