Answered By: Doug Moore
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2020     Views: 1508

Current ESF student, faculty, or staff member

Your default username is your ESF ID and your default password is the first 9 digits on your ESF ID card (no dashes or spaces). Ignore the 10th digit.

New ESF student

You may have to wait until the upcoming semester is about to start to gain access to library resources.

If you are a new graduate or Ph.D. student and have begun your research between semesters, please contact the library at and include your ESF ID (if you have one) and when you will start taking classes.

ESF Alumni

Only current faculty, students, and staff have access to most of ESF Libraries' resources when not on ESF's campus and field stations. You can visit Moon Library and ask for a guest pass to access materials or check out what resources your local library has available.

ESF Visiting Scholars or Instructors

Unfortunately, off campus access for visiting scholars and adjuncts is not automatic. Please send a request to library staff at and include when you plan on leaving ESF and either who you are doing your research or what department you are teaching for.

ESF in the High School

Please use the username and password given to the ESF HS teacher by the Outreach office at ESF. Contact the library if you have any questions. High school students that are not enrolled in a college credit bearing ESF in the High School program can only access ESF library resources by visiting the library in person.

Syracuse University student, faculty, or staff member

Only ESF faculty, staff, and students can access ESF library resources when not on ESF's campus. The Syracuse University community can access SU's library at If SU does not have the item you want, but ESF does, you can request an Interlibrary Loan through SU Libraries or you can visit Moon Library in person.

Still Need Help?

If you are still having trouble please contact library staff at