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Using Library Databases from Home


A High Plains Library District resident library card number and a patron PIN number are required to access the library's subscription databases from home.

Most of our database resources may be accessed from outside of the library. A few individual databases may only be accessed from within one of our libraries. Click on the blue information icon next to a database title for additional information.


To access the subscription databases located in the Online Now! guide sections from outside of the library, please review the following directions:

  • Select the Online tab at MyLibrary.us.
  • Select the Databases & eResource Guide link.
  • Click on the desired database title link.
  • An authentication screen will ask you for your borrower barcode number and your 4-digit PIN.
  • Your borrower barcode number is printed on the back of your High Plains Library District library card. Type the entire number without spaces or dashes.


Your PIN is often the last four digits of the phone number you provided when you registered for your library card.

If you cannot remember your PIN please contact your local library.

If you do not have a library card, please see our Get a Card webpage and visit any of our libraries to obtain a library card.

You may obtain a temporary virtual library card (click on the NEW USER button) which enables you to access our databases for a limited time.


If you experience any difficulties while trying to access our database collection, please review the Databases & Web Resources Help pages. The Help pages contains information related to such topics as computer settings, computer security settings, borrower types and related access restrictions.