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How do I Login?

After clicking on a database title, you should be redirected to a login screen for OpenAthens.

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To log in with OpenAthens, select to log in as "Student" or "Faculty/ Staff" and enter your university credentials.

Students should choose the Student option and login with your Canvas login, faculty and staff should choose the Faculty/ Staff login and use your email login.

If you are locked out of your account after multiple attempts, please contact Information Systems to reset your password ( or 423-636-7346). If resetting your password does not work, please contact the library ( or 423-636-7320)

See tutorial video for a full walkthrough of how to log in with OpenAthens.

For more information about OpenAthens, click here.

Library Login Tutorial Video

Logging in With ACA- eBooks

If you are not prompted to log in with OpenAthens, you will log in with the ACA (Appalachian College Association).

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When prompted to sign in with ACA (Appalachian College Association) your will use for a Name/username, enter just your last name (ex: johnson). For the Barcode/password, use the following format: t0000 + 7 digit ID# (example: t00001234567). If your ID# number is only 6 digits (123456), add an additional zero to make the ID# t00000123456. There should be 11 numbers total after the lowercase ‘t’.

Please contact the library with any questions or concerns.

ACA Login-Where can I find my ID#?

Your ID number is the 7 digit number located on your Tusculum ID card. Should you forget your ID card, you can find your number by logging in to Anthology and looking on your transcript. It should also appear on your registration materials. Library staff cannot give out your ID#. Please contact the Registrar’s office if you are still unable find your ID#.

Faculty and staff can also find their ID# on their pay stubs, listed as 'Employee No.'

If you are employed by the university AND enrolled as a student, use your student ID# to log in if your employee ID# doesn't work.

ACA Login-I can't find my ID#, can you give it to me?

To protect your privacy, library staff cannot give out your ID#.

ACA Login-I followed the instructions above and it's not working. Now what?

If you are unable to log in to the library's online resources after following the directions above, contact the library:
(423)636-7320, ext. 5320

Please include your name and ID#. Allow 24 hours for a reply.

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