My Library Account

My Library Account on TOPCAT

My Library Account is accessed by entering your username and a password that you create. After logging in, you can:

  • Access the Library's subscription resources from off-campus
  • View a list items you currently have checked out
  • View the status of your holds and requests
  • View outstanding fines
  • Renew items

Using your student ID and barcode


Your Stritch ID card acts as your library card. With it, you can:

  • Borrow items from the Cardinal Stritch University Library
  • Request and borrow items from SWITCH libraries
  • Access the Library's subscription resources from off-campus
  • Access your library account online

Finding your barcode online

If you do not have a Stritch ID card or do not have access to it at the moment, you can find your barcode on MyStritch.

  1. Login to MyStritch
  2. On the My Stritch homepage dashboard, click on Library Barcode located under Resources.
  3. Print the page for use in the library, or make note of the 14-digit barcode number

Username options

You have two options for entering a username:

  • Your CSU barcode
  • CSU ID number with the prefix "csu"
    • Example: csu123456


About your password

First time login

All members of the Stritch community should use these credentials to login to My Library Account (TOPCAT) for the first time.

  • Go to My Library Account
  • Username: Enter your username as outlined above
  • Password: changeme

Creating a password

  1. Login to My Library Account as outlined above
  2. On the left, choose "change your password" and create a new password.

Tips for creating a password

  • A password must be at least 6 characters long
  • A password can contain letters and numbers
  • The password is case sensitive

What if I forgot my password?

Call the Reference Desk at (414) 410-4257.