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Member portal information

Signing up

The KYVL member portal is for librarians and administrators of KYVL member institutions. To sign up for your account:

  1. Visit the portal at or
  2. Select the Sign up link to create a personal account.
  3. Enter your email address and click Register.
    If your email address is already associated with an account, click forgot your password. You may also recover your username here. Otherwise, continue with the steps below.
  4. You will be prompted to create a password. Enter and confirm password and click Create Profile.
  5. Fill in your contact information and Submit. You will receive an on-screen conformation and an email acknowledgement from the KYVL Member Portal.
  6. KYVL staff will review your information and confirm you are associated with the correct organization. Once the review is complete, you will be notified, and you will be able to view information about your organization when you are logged in.

Logging in

If you have just signed up for a portal account, log in using your email address as your username. If you have an existing account, recover your username here. You may edit your username once you are logged in.

Updating your profile and preferences

Once your account has been approved:

  • Log in to look for the My profile and E-lists Quick Link to update your profile (it is searchable to help people find you);
  • Choose E-lists from My Features to select the lists you’d like to subscribe to;
  • Click View under KYVL Login Info to view your library’s new username and password;
  • Find people or libraries under the Member directory link.
  • If you have been designated a key contact for your information, you will be able to view your library's invoice and payment status.

Viewing invoices

Designated users ("see Key contacts, below") at each library or institution can view institutional invoices, including payment status, as follows. Once you have logged into the portal follow these steps:

  • Choose the My profile and E-lists link.
  • From My Profile, choose Your Organization.
  • Click the green Invoices link.

Key contacts

Key contacts have permissions to view institutional invoices and can make changes to other user accounts at their institutions.

  • For most public and academic libraries, special libraries and private schools, library deans or directors are designated as key contacts.
  • For public school districts, many librarians and administrators are designated as key contacts.

Key contacts can assign or remove key contact privileges for others at their institutions.