University of Rhode Island Libraries
What is your barcode?
Every registered library borrower is assigned a unique 14-digit barcode that identifies
him or her in the HELIN library computer system (for example, 21222005012345). This
barcode is located on the front of your University ID (or on the back of older IDs).
[If you are not a URI student, faculty or staff member, your barcode can be found on the
front of your Special Borrowers Card.]
or renewing your library barcode
Before being able to use many of the
Libraries services, you may need to activate your barcode. To do this, go to the Circulation Desk at your home library (Kingston, CCE, or
Pell). You will be asked for your address, phone number, e-mail and
additional information. Your library registration will then be
activated or renewed.
Using your library
You need an active barcode to do any of the following
If on your University ID the letter A, or any other letter appears at the beginning and/or end of your
barcode, IGNORE IT! Whenever you are prompted by
the computer to enter your barcode, enter only the 14 numbers! Do not include any
If you have any additional questions about your barcode or if
you just want to check to see whether or not it is active, please contact the Circulation
Desk at your home library: