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LibGuides version 2: LibApps dashboard

New documentation available

Fall 2019: New MIT-specific LibGuides documentation is being developed: 

SpringShare documentation for library staff: LibGuides 

The guide you are currently on will be going away, so please email if there is something here you want included on the new documentation. Thank you!

Need an account?

Accounts are granted on the basis of need. An overview is required before an account is created even if the requestor has prior experience using LibGuides. The extent of the overview depends on the type of account that's requested and the amount and complexity of the content that the requestor needs to create or manage. 


Email to arrange for individual or group training or if you have any questions about using LibGuides at MIT.

Editorial & usability standards

Adding tags to class guides

Your login

You will receive an email initiated from one of our Library Springshare administrators with instructions on where to log in for the first time, After the first time you will log into Enter your email and password on the LibApps Login screen.If you don't remember the password, click Reset Password. You can also log in using Touchstone. 

You can also log in at the bottom of a guide. If you're the guide owner then your login will land you on the guide editing screen. Not the guide owner? then you will land on your LibApps Dashboard. 

Your password

When you log in you will land on the LibApps Dashboard.

Click My Account on the orange command bar if you want to change your password.

To change your password:

  1. Click the hidden text marked to the right of the Password label. 
  2. Type in your new password and click the blue checkmark. Password must be a minimum of 8 characters and contain at least one number or special character.
  3. You'll be asked to retype your password. Type it in again and click the blue checkmark.
    • If they match, you'll see the hidden text appear again.
    • If they do not match, you'll get a message stating they did not match and you will be able to type in your password again to confirm.

Reset your password

  1. Go to the login screen.
  2. Enter your email address and click Reset Password.
  3. You'll receive an email with a link to reset your password.

Your profile

Important: Don't create or edit your profile box because HTML has to be added to obtain the look in the example below and you need a photo uploaded by Library Web Services before a profile box can be created. If you don't have a photo you can create a temporary profile box on a guide that can be used on multiple guides. Instructions can be found on the Guide Dashboard tab of this guide.

If your profile box title doesn't display properly on any of your guides, click the pencil icon in the box title and delete all of the text in the Box Name, in this example "subject guide." When the Box name is blank, click save. If you wanted to have a profile title that is different from the default title, you can put that text in the Box name instead of leaving it blank.

Profile on the guide page will reload with the correct title.