Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ deals with the TOPCAT online library catalog.

Please view the Account Help page for tutorials and How-To sections.


How do I access my account?

Go to http://topcat.switchinc.org to access your TOPCAT account. The first time you log in, you will need to enter in a default username that corresponds to your home library. SEE THE LISTING BELOW.

After logging in you need to change your password to a minimum of SIX (6) characters. They may be any SIX (6) alphanumeric or special characters.


Alverno College
  • Username: Your barcode (starts 4505)
  • Password: Your barcode (starts 4505)
Cardinal Stritch University
  • Username: barcode (starts 4505)
  • Password: changeme
Concordia University
  • Username: barcode (starts 4505) or college ID (F00#)
  • Password: changeme
Milwaukee Institute of Art& Design
  • Username: MIAD email address
  • Password: riverrat
Mount Mary University
  • Username: Your full Mount Mary email address or the library barcode on your campus id (starts with 450)
  • Default Password: haggerty
Saint Francis Seminary
  • Username: SFS email address or barcode (starts 4505)
  • Password: heavenly
Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology
  • Username: barcode (starts 4505)
  • Password: changeme
Wisconsin Lutheran College
  • Username: WLC email address
  • Password: changeme

Will I have to change my PIN/Password?

If you are a new library patron, yes. Above you will find a list of default logins and passwords by SWITCH school. This is only for the FIRST time you login into the new TOPCAT catalog. After you log in for the first time, you will need to change your password to any SIX (6) characters. They may be any SIX (6) alphanumeric or special characters.


Will I need to obtain a new card, ID, or barcode?

No. Your existing card and/or barcode will work.

 

Need other help?

Contact the your home library for further assistance.

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