When you become an external member of the Library we will set up an account for you.
This article explains how to:
The account will allow you to use some of the resources at the libraries, and the MyPrint service if you want to copy or print (there are charges to use this service).
When the account is created we will send an email to the email address you registered with the Library.
Some services, like MyPrint, will only become active the day after you receive the email.
After you set a password for the account we strongly recommend that you immediately register for Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) so that you can get access to your university account if you forget your password or enter the wrong password too many times.
You will receive an email with instructions to set a password for the account.
The password you set should be different to anything you use for any other website or company.
Do not use your first or last name as part of your password.
Your password will need to be at least 8 characters long, and contain at least one of all of the following:
Click the 'visit here to set your password' link in the email we sent to your registered email address.
Click 'Continue' on the page that displays the username (this will already be filled in - do not change it).
A code will be sent to your registered email address.
If the email doesn't appear in your Inbox please check your Spam folder.
Enter the code from the email and click 'Continue'.
If the code is not accepted
The code is only valid for 5 minutes, after that the code will expire and it won't be accepted.
If this happens close the web browser, and click the 'visit here to set your password' from the first email to restart the process.
Once you pass the verification you will be prompted to set a new password.
Enter a password in the two boxes and click 'Change password'.
We recommend that you register for Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) so that you can get access to your university account if you forget your password or enter the wrong password too many times.
Go to Microsoft’s Security Info website https://aka.ms/ssprsetup and log in with your University username and password.
Pick your university account if it is listed, or click on 'Use another account' and enter your 'username' followed by '@leeds.ac.uk'. Click 'Next'.
Enter your password and click 'Sign in'
Click 'Add sign-in method'
You should add at least two methods.
We recommend 'Phone', and 'Email' – for each of these choose an option that does not rely on you being on campus or having access to your university account.
Remember – the purpose of these is to help you log into your university account if you’ve forgotten your password or have entered the wrong password too many times.
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For Phone the form will ask you to select a country and enter a phone number.
You can choose for it to 'Text me a code' or 'Call me' – we recommend the Text option.
A 6-digit code will be sent to the Phone. Enter the code and click 'Next'.
This completes the phone registration.
For Email the form will ask you to enter an email address.
Enter a non-university email address and click 'Next'.
A 6-digit code will be sent to the email address. Enter the code and click 'Next'.
This completes the email registration.
Go to https://aka.ms/sspr and follow the instructions.