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Library Hub Guide

The How To guide to help you navigate the Library Hub.

Signing into the Library Hub

Signing into the Library Hub


Signing into the Library Hub allows you to remotely access electronic resources available on the Library Hub. You will automatically be prompted to sign in with Single Sign On when you click on an e-resource.

The credentials you use will be the same as your Single Sign On (SSO). See the University of Divinity's Login Guide for further information.


Things to Remember:

  •  If you are on campus, there is no need to log in. 

  • You will automatically be prompted to log in to the Hub when you click on an e-resource.

  • The Single Sign On (SSO) is case-sensitive so be sure to check that your email is all in lowercase when logging in.

  • If you attempt to log in more than three times in quick succession with an incorrect username or password your account may automatically lock. Try again after 30 minutes.

Forgot your password?

The login page has a link at the bottom of the box to reset your password. Alternatively follow this link.


My Account Features

How to self-renew your books

  1. Open up the library catalogue.

  2. Click sign in at the top right corner. Use your SSO details to sign in.

  3. Click My Account and select checkouts from the drop down.

  4. Tick the items you wish to renew and click renew items.

  5. An email will be sent with an updated due date.

Please note that you can only self-renew items up to two times unless the book is on hold for another patron. If you wish to renew for a longer period of time, please contact your library.

How to save searches

If you have created a complex search and want to avoid remembering which search terms you entered to generate your search results later, you can save your search. To do this:

  1. Sign in to your  account.
  2. After your search results have been generated, click the heart save search button on the top right corner of the result list.
  3. Click save.
  4. To access your saved search, click my account and select saved searches from the drop down menu.


How to create lists


To save items from different searches into a custom list

  1. Click on the star save button on the item. Repeat this step.
  2. Once you have completed compiling your resources, click saved items from the grey bar at the top right of the catalogue.
  3. From here, you can click create list to save it to your account, email it to yourself or others and export a citation list.
  4. To access saved lists, click my account and select saved searches from the drop down menu.



How to place an item on hold

To avoid a book that you would like to borrow that is out on loan from being renewed by another user, you can place it on hold.

  1. In the catalogue, find the title you wish you place on hold.
  2. Check to see if it is available from your college library or a library that you are able to physically access to pick up the item.
  3. Click the red place hold button.
  4. Be sure to specify which library you wish to pick up the book from and specify which copy/edition of the book you would like (if necessary).
  5. Once you have finished filling out the required information, click submit.  


NOTE: The Library Hub does not provide a courier service. Students will need to physically go to other libraries if they chose a print copy within the UD that is not held at their home library. Please make sure you can travel to the library you choose to place a hold with or contact the library about their policy on providing scanned chapters of items.

Creating a search alert for new items

Want to keep an eye on what's new? This new search alert feature allows you to monitor new or relevant books and resources that become available via the Library Hub. You will be automatically notified each week if any new results meet your saved search alert criteria. For example, if you wish to be updated about any new eBooks about Pastoral Care that are available via the Library Hub, you can create a search alert to notify you when they become available.

How to set up a search alert

  1. On the catalogue, search for a subject or keyword of your choosing and select the filters on the left that you wish to narrow your search alerts to i.e. year range 2023, eBooks only etc. 
  2. Once you are satisfied with your search criteria, click the create alert button near the top right of the search results (see image below).

  1. A slide screen will appear which will allow you to rename your search alert if desired (default name will be original search query terms).
  2. Enter your email address and click save to set up alerts (see image below).


View/edit your search alerts

To view or switch off your search alerts:

  1. Go to your account at the top right corner of the catalogue and select Saved Searches.
  2. A list of your searches will appear with a switch that allows you to toggle your alerts on or off (see image below).


Password and Account Issues

How do I log into the Library Hub?

The credentials you use will be the same as you use to log into Paradigm/ARK.


I have forgotten my password. What should I do?

The login page has a link at the bottom of the page to reset or change your password. Alternatively follow this link.


I can't log into the Library Hub. When I put in my email and password in it doesn't work. Help!

The login to the Library Hub is case-sensitive. Be sure to check that your email is all in lowercase when you enter it into the Library Hub login. If that doesn’t work, try using another browser.


I'm still having problems with my password. Who can help me?

If you continue to have login issues,  please visit the ARK Student Support website or contact the Registrar or ARK Liaison Officer at your College. Library staff are not able to check or change your ARK password.


I'm an Alumni of the University of Divinity. Can I still log in to access e-resources?

Off-campus access to our subscription resources is generally limited to current University of Divinity students, faculty, and staff as a condition of our licenses. Alumni have off-campus access to a subset of resources through Atlas PLUS®) for Alum. Alumni and other members of the community have “walk-in access” within libraries to the databases and resources of the online Library Hub. Visit our alumni resources page for details.