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John M. Flaxman Library SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Library Search Help Guide


Once you graduate and no longer have access to your ARTIC login, but you can still borrow books from Flaxman Library! Below are the steps you need to follow to get your new library login credentials.

  1. Visit the ARTICard office to get your Alumni card - we cannot make an account until you have this
  2. Visit the Flaxman Library with your Alumni card where library staff will update your account to reflect your Alumni status
  3. Your new username will be your ID number (example: 1236547) and we will assign you a new password (8 characters, mix of letters and numbers)
  4. When you click Sign In or MyAccount, chose the 2nd option -- Alumni/Guest Login

    PROTIP: remember to use your ID number + the new password 
  5. You will be asked to change your password the first time you login
  6. You can now request Flaxman Library books for pick-up, see what you have borrowed, and renew books online! 
    Reminder: you only have access to library databases, ebooks and ejournals while you are on campus wifi or in the Flaxman Library - this new library account WILL NOT grant you access to these resources off campus. Visit this page to review your library privileges as an alumn