Library PINs

In order to provide a greater level of security for your personal data, GIL Libraries (all the libraries in the University System of Georgia, including GPC) will be implementing the use of a PIN to log into library accounts. Once you are logged into your account, you can request items through GIL Express or intercampus loan, renew the items you have checked out, or obtain the current semester's GALILEO password.

From this point on, you will use your patron barcode (900#), PIN, and last name to log into any of the GIL Libraries catalogs. The PIN is not required to log into GPC electronic resources from off-campus. For that, please see these instructions.

How can I get my PIN?
  1. You will see a "Get My PIN" link the first time you try to log into your account in GIL@GPC.
  2. Enter your Patron Barcode (i.e. GPC-ID or 900#) and your last name, then click on the "Get My Pin" link.
  3. A temporary PIN will then be emailed to the email address that we have on file for you.
  4. When you receive it, log into your library account and click on the "Change PIN" link under your profile information in your patron account. Your PIN must be 5 to 12 alphanumeric characters and contain no special characters (like $, @, or _).
    (If you're using Internet Explorer to change your PIN the browser may hang up for a minute or so while completing the process, but your PIN will change. Firefox users will not experience this delay.)

Can you just show me how to get my PIN?
Certainly! We have some great videos that will do just that. You just need to have a .wmv player, like Windows Media Player or RealPlayer, installed on your computer.

GIL PIN (.wmv file)

What if you don't have my email address or I'm getting an error message?
No problem! Just contact one of the offices below, and we can add your email address to your account. We'll also be happy answer any questions you may have and help you with any other PIN retrieval problems.

Clarkston Circulation: (678) 891-3647
Decatur Circulation: (678) 891-2591
Dunwoody Circulation: (770) 274-5085
Newton Circulation: (770) 278-1260

Help! I'm a student, but I've never used GPC Webmail and I'm not sure how to set it up!
Not to worry! GPC OIT has a handy little instruction sheet just for students using Webmail. It's a .pdf, so make sure you have a .pdf viewer, like Adobe Reader.

Is there a PIN FAQ?
Why, yes, there is! Please see the official GIL Patron PIN FAQ for other frequently asked questions about GIL PINs.