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Library Catalog Quick Start Guide

This is a guide to assist patrons using the VDOT Research Library's online catalog, which helps patrons find and use print and online library resources.

Note: Requires E-mail Access

In order to Reset your Library Catalog password you will need access to your VDOT e-mail account.

Reset Password

Can't remember your Virtual Library Card password? Follow these steps to Reset it on your own!

Step 1: Go to the Library Catalog Sign In Page:

Screen capture showing the Password Reset feature.

Click "Password Reset" as shown above:

Step 2: You'll be prompted to enter your VDOT e-mail address and a randomly generated code, and click "Submit" as shown below:

Screen capture showing the Password Reset requirements.

You should see t his dialog box:

Screen capture showing alert box for Password reset complete.

Click "OK" and check your VDOT email account.

Step 3: You should have received a system-generated e-mail that looks similar to this:

Screen capture showing password reset email.

Following the link will take you back to the catalog where you will use the temporary password:

Change password.

After entering your temporary password and creating and confirming a new password you should see this screen:


Click "Continue" to finish resetting your password.

Note: If you have any difficulty resetting your password please contact the library during normal business hours and we'll gladly reset it for you.

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