OU Libraries
OU Libraries
Tuesday, Aug 21st, 2018
Kresge Library Building:
Open 24 Hours
OU ID needed midnight - 7am
Medical Library Office:
Open 7:30am - 8pm

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Setting Up Off-Campus Access to OUWB Medical Library Resources

To access OUWB Medical Library resources from off-campus, including at home or at Beaumont, you must log in with your Oakland University NetID and password—the same credentials for accessing Moodle or your OU email. If you have not yet activated your NetID and password, please follow these steps to do so. If you have any questions, please contact the Medical Library at or (248) 370-3772.

Step 1: Get your GrizzlyID

In order to set up your NetID, you first need to obtain your GrizzlyID. Your GrizzlyID is a "G" followed by eight numbers (e.g. G12345678), and uniquely identifies you with Oakland University's systems. Your GrizzlyID should be kept secret, and should not be sent over email.

To obtain your GrizzlyID, follow these steps:

  1. Download and print the Clinical Faculty Library Access/OU Email/GrizzlyID Request Form Packet
  2. Complete the "Oakland University Personal Information" form and sign the "General Terms for Guest Academics-Clinical Faculty" form
  3. Submit the form to Sue Terrien

As indicated in the packet, you may submit the form a number of ways:

  • fax the forms to the School of Medicine at (248) 370-3630
  • scan and email them to
  • or mail them to

    OUWB School of Medicine
    472 O'Dowd Hall
    Rochester, MI 48309

You should receive your GrizzlyID via USPS in approximately two weeks.

Step 2: Reset your GrizzlyID PIN

Once you have obtained your GrizzlyID in the mail, you will need to set a PIN. Your GrizzlyID and PIN together will allow you to create a NetID.

To set a PIN for your GrizzlyID, go to netid.oakland.edu and click "Reset your GrizzlyID PIN".

Screenshot of netid.oakland.edu with an arrow pointing to the "Reset your GrizzlyID Pin" link Follow the instructions on the form to reset your GrizzlyID PIN.

Step 3: Create your NetID

Once you have your GrizzlyID PIN, you can set up your NetID. Your NetID is what you will use to access online library materials from off-campus.

To create your NetID, go to netid.oakland.edu and click "Create NetID Account".

Screenshot of netid.oakland.edu with an arrow pointing to the "Create NetID Account" link

Follow the prompts to create your NetID account.

OUWB Medical Library, Oakland University | 100 Library Drive, Rochester, Michigan 48309 | (248) 370-3772
Hours | Location | Comments |

Kresge Library Building: Open 24 Hours
OU ID needed midnight - 7am
Medical Library Office: Open 7:30am - 8pm

Hours | Location