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Member Accounts

This page describes how to request a member account.

You do NOT need an account in order to view, download, or share materials in the repository. Accounts are only required for creating content, including modules, collections, and lenses, and provide additional benefits and features such as:

  • My Favorites - Bookmark your favorite content for future reference.
  • Track Your Progress - Start reading collections from the place where you last left off.
  • Profiles - Update your member profile to let others know who you are and what you do.

Account Requests

To apply for a member account, use the following steps:

  1. Click on the Get An Account link in the My Account sidebar on the right hand side of the page. The Request an Account page displays.

  2. 'Request an account' page.

    Figure 1: "Request an Account" page.


  3. Type in your first and last name, e-mail address, and home page URL. The fields with red squares next to the field names are required.
  4. Type in a user name.
  5. Review the site license agreement and check the box next to I have read the Site License and I agree to be bound by its terms. You must agree to the license in order to receive an account.
  6. Click Request Account. The "Account Request Complete" page displays. The application will send an e-mail to the address you entered in the step above. The e-mail contains directions for activating your new account.

Request a New Password

If you never receive a confirmation email, or if you have forgotten your password, you will need to request a new password.

  1. Click on the Forgot your password? link in the My Account sidebar on the right hand side of the page. The Lost Password page displays.

  2. 'Lost password' page.

    Figure 2: "Lost Password" page.


  3. Type in your user name and click the Start password reset button.
  4. If you have also forgotten your user name, email cnx@cnx.org for help.

Logging In and Out

To log in, enter your user name and password in the My Account sidebar on the right hand side of the page and click Log in.

To log out, click the Log out link located above the Search Box, in the upper right side of the home page.


Search bar.

Figure 3: Personal toolbar after login.

My Account