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What authentication options are available for patrons of a library with a Public Library subscription?

SIP2 Authentication
If SIP2 settings have been configured, patrons can log in with their library card number and catalogue PIN/password by navigating to Log In > Library Barcode Login > selecting their library's name from the dropdown box and submitting their details. More info and set up instructions here.

Barcode Range Authentication
If your library can't use SIP2 you can let us know your library's barcode range then patrons will be able to log in by navigating to Log In > Library Barcode Login > selecting their library's name from the dropdown box, entering their library card number and registering a password for their individual account.

There is no difference in terms of patron experience whether you connect to Story Box Library via SIP2 or barcode range authentication.


We can also set up the following for your library's account:

Direct Login Link

We can provide a direct link that will take your patrons to our library login page with your library's name preselected from the dropdown box. This is particularly useful in instances where IP address or referring domain recognition (as below) are unavailable, for example when linking to Story Box Library from social media posts or email newsletters.

IP Address Recognition
If a user visits https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/libraries (and only that page) from an IP address or IP range you have supplied, your library name will be preselected. The user enters their barcode (and password/PIN if required) to log onto the site.

Referring Domain Recognition
If a user clicks a link to https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/libraries (and only that page) from a webpage on a domain you have supplied, your library name will be preselected. The user enters their barcode (and password/PIN if required) to log onto the site.

If you need help with or further information about any of these settings, please contact us.