A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Logging into GRACE

Instructions:

  • A.  You will need to know your Campus-Wide ID (CWID)

    • Students:
      •  Go to www.houghton.edu web site and click on the “Current Students” tab near the top of the screen.
      • Click on "Student Self-Service" in the "Login to Your Account" section.  You will then see a Self-Service login screen.
      •  Input your network user name (eg. John.Doe16) and password to enter Self-Service.
      • Click on "My Profile", then "Account Information". The System ID is your CWID
    • Faculty and staff:
      • Go to www.houghton.edu web site and click on the “Faculty/Staff” tab near the top of the screen.
      • Click on "Student Self-Service" in the "Faculty links" section. You will see a Self-Service login screen.
      •  Input your network user name (eg. John.Doe) and password to enter Self-Service.
      • Click on "My Profile", then "Account Information". The System ID is your CWID
    Keep track of the ID and make sure that you close out the browser after you have obtained that ID.
  • B. Go to the Houghton College library web page and click on the link to GRACE.

  • C. Login to your account one of two ways:
    • Create a login session (for greatest convenience)
      • Type your CWID in the “Alternate ID” blank in the top right corner.
      • Type in “CHANGEME” in the “PIN” blank. (All capital letters.)
      • Click on “Login to iLink” and you will initiate an account session.
      • Click on the My Account link in the center of the screen to change your PIN (recommended the first time), review your materials, or renew your materials.
        (After you have changed your PIN, you should log out of your account and then log back in using the new PIN. That will ensure that you do not have problems using your account.)
      • If you perform a search while in the account, you will be able to place holds on items that are checked out by others. Through the ‘Tell Me When” feature, you will also be able to have GRACE let you know when new items arrive that are either written by a particular author or that are related to a particular subject .
      • Until you log out or your browser session times out, you will continue to be logged into your account.
      • Please make sure that you log out when you are finished.
    • Log into a particular task area (greatest security)
      • Within GRACE, you can click on the My Account link in the center of the screen and then click on either the “Review My Account”, “Renew My Materials”, or “User PIN Change” link. In each case, you will be asked to input your CWID and your PIN in order to perform that specific task. Once you have migrated away from that area, you will be logged out of it. If you wish to perform another task, you will have to log in again.