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About Pilgrim Library

General information about Pilgrim Library.

Where is my barcode number?

Your barcode number is located on front of your Defiance College ID, directly below the barcode.

It is 9 digits long and will always begin with '80'.  If you are typing this number in and still cannot log in, please contact Pilgrim Library (419-783-2481).

Example of Defiance College Student ID card with barcode number highlighted.

Barcode Issues

What do you do if your barcode number isn't working?

First, check to be sure you're using the right number. Your barcode number is 9 digits long and will start with '80'.

Still Not Working?

Just call us at (419) 783-2481, send us an email at, or if during the weekday (8am-4:30pm), use the "Ask Us" side tab to text with us via chat and we'll get your account fixed ASAP.

Off-Campus Resources

What is available to you when you're away from campus? More than you can imagine!

Nearly all of our online databases are easy to access from any computer or device with an Internet connection for DC students, faculty and staff.  And thanks to our partnerships with other Ohio libraries, we have access to a HUGE amount of research and information online.  All you need to do is start from the library's website and once you try to get into one of the databases, fill in the requested information to prove that you are a DC student, faculty or staff member.  You will be asked for your barcode number, so be sure to have your student or faculty ID card handy.  The directions on this page should help you get set up and ready to research in a jiffy.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask a librarian!  

Pilgrim Library:   
  Click the purple "Ask Us" side tab above