My Library Account is how you access your library account online. Use it to see all the titles that you currently have checked out and to renew your books. You can also check your fine balance and the status of books that you have requested.
Your username is your @american.edu email address, and your password is your individualized password.
Accessing Online Resources From Off Campus
Online AU library resources may be used from off-campus only by current AU faculty, staff and students. This is why you are presented with the AU authentication screen if you want to access an electronic journal, database, or streaming video from anywhere other than on campus or via the VPN.
For those students who are participating in AU's online degree programs, access to all AU's databases and resources are available once you have verified your credentials. This process is the same as the one listed above, the username is before the "@" in your email, while the password is your individual portal password.