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My PPL: Login tips

How do I log in to My PPL account?

To log in to My PPL, enter the 14-digit barcode from your card and your password/PIN. Your password is the PIN you use with your library card number or username to manage your account online.

But I don’t have a password/PIN…

You will need to create one before you can log in to your account. Your password may be 4-30 characters (numbers or letters, but no symbols).

To get a password:

  • Call the Lending Desk at 207-871-1700 x730 (be sure to have your library card number handy)
  • Visit any of our locations (be sure to bring your library card or photo identification along with you)

Can’t call because we’re closed?

  • Try using the Forgot your Password? link even if you don’t think you have one
  • Log in to the classic catalog to create a password/PIN, and then return here and continue to register

I can’t remember my password…

If you can’t remember your password, you can reset it. Click the Forgot your Password? link. You’ll get an email with a link in it that will enable you to create a new one. You may also call the Lending Desk at 207-871-1700 x730 and ask for help with creating or changing your password.

But I just want to use the Catalog…

Then there is no need to register at this time. Just use the Search Box at the top of every page and search our resources.

Do I have to register?

Registration is not required to search the Catalog. However, you will not be able to log in to your account to place holds or renew items unless you register (or continue to use the classic catalog).

The first time you log in using our new catalog, you will be prompted to register by creating a username, and entering your birth-month and year, and your email address. After that, you can simply type your username and password to log in.

A username must be unique. It may contain letters, numbers, or underscores ( _ ). But it cannot be only numbers, and it cannot contain spaces or other special characters. A username is required to register your account. After that you may log in with your library barcode if you prefer.

The library does not require your birth-month and year for registration. But if you do not provide it, the system will assume you are under age 13, and for safety reasons, some features will not be available to you. Children under 13 are not able to send or receive messages, create a free-text username, or write comments.

For more detailed information about your account and using My PPL, go to
How to Use My PPL.