Updating your Library computer password to protect your personal information

Strong unique passwords are the first defence in protecting a person’s privacy and personal information online.

For this reason, we are asking people who log in to the Library’s computers to update their password to a strong, unique and secure password.

From January 2020 passwords will need to be at least 8 characters long and some very common passwords won't be allowed e.g. “password”.

We also suggest using a range of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols, with no ties to your personal information.

If your password is strong and unique and meets the Library’s new rules about passwords, we won’t ask you to change it. If it isn’t a secure password you will need to change it to log in to the Library’s computers.

The new rules for passwords will be in place from January 2020.


How do I know if my password is strong?

Sign-in to the Library catalogue.

  • If you are able to sign-in, your password is strong enough and it doesn’t need to be changed.
  • If you are prompted to change your password, a stronger password is required.

Library staff can also assist you to update or reset your password.


What happens if you don’t update your password before January?

You may not be able to log in to computers and your password will need to be reset by Library staff.

The Library will delete all passwords that are not secure according to the new Library rules for security passwords.