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How Do I...: Set up a password and renew items in SEEK

Find out how to access and connect to MCW Libraries resources, as well as information about finding articles and books in our collection.

With a password in SEEK, you can renew books checked out from MCW Libraries, place holds on checked out books, or check the due date of your items.

SEEK is also the gateway to off-campus access of MCW Libraries resources for Froedtert and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin employees, as well as others who are eligible for remote access

Set your password in SEEK

Before you get started, you will need to set up a library account and have either a library barcode or a proxy ID. See the Eligibility and How to Request Access page to learn how you can set up your library account. 

Step 1: Go to SEEK and click Sign In in the top-right corner of the screen.  
Sign In to SEEK


Step 2: Click the Set/reset password link to create a password in SEEK, and enter your Barcode or Proxy ID.

Set/Reset password

  • If you have a barcode, it will start with the number 25105....
  • If you have a Proxy ID, it may start with a combination of letters and your last name, ie FH_lastnamex. 

An email with further instructions will be sent to the email address that we have on file. 

Renew books in SEEK

Step 1: Go to SEEK and click Sign In in the top-right corner of the screen.  
Sign In to SEEK


Step 2: Login with your library account information - either your Library Barcode or your Proxy ID. If you don't have a password set up, see the instructions above.

Login to SEEK

Step 3: After successfully logging in, you should see your name in the top-right corner of the screen. Click your name and choose "My account."

SEEK > My Account

Step 4: Click the Renew button to renew an item and note the new due date. You can renew an item up to 5 times online, as long as someone else hasn't placed a hold on it. After 5 times, you will need to bring the book back to MCW Libraries and we re-check it out to you. 

SEEK > Renew books

Please note that if you checked out a book through Interlibrary Loan, you can request a renewal in Illiad or by contacting the Interlibrary Loan department - (414) 955-8310, 



What is SEEK?

Use SEEK (search, explore and encounter knowledge) to search MCW Libraries collections of journals, and  electronic and print books, and archival materials. SEEK lets you explore not only MCW Libraries, it also allows you to encounter a broader range of resources by showing you collections of libraries worldwide. SEEK also finds articles that match your search terms in databases such as Medline, Academic Search and ScienceDirect. 

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