How to: Get a general public eRaider account for use in the TTU Library


University Libraries requires that non-university patrons who do not have a current eRaider account to apply for a temporary account. This will be an eRaider account in the "General Public" role. The patron can then use this account to access computers in the libraries or other public computers on campus.

To obtain a general public eRaider account, non-university patrons will need to visit the circulation desk (806-742-2265) in the University Library. A University Libraries employee will authorize the account using the eRaider for Everyone process. eRaider accounts can be assigned by library staff any time during the library's business hours.

Individuals applying for an eRaider account in the University Library must present a physical photo identification to get an account. Acceptable forms of photo identification include:

  • Driver's license
  • University ID
  • High school ID
  • Military ID
  • Passport

Patrons will also be asked to supply the following information:

  • Social Security number (SSN)
  • Legal first name
  • Legal last name
  • Phone number
  • Email address (not or
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • City, state and postal code

Due to two-factor authentication requirements, it may also be helpful to have a cell phone or some other method to check your personal email account.

Following the above process, the new account can then be set up at the eRaider kiosk near the west elevators in the University Library. The new eRaider account does not replace the library borrower's card; patrons will still need this card to borrow books and other materials from the libraries. The eRaider account is only needed to sign in to public computers on campus.

For these public eRaider accounts, once the affiliation date has been reached, the account will not be disabled as long as the password has been recently changed (i.e., password didn't expire). If the password expired and the affiliation date has passed, the account will eventually be disabled and then deleted by the automated processes in the eRaider Account Management System. In other words, to keep the account active all the account holder needs to do is keep their password from expiring by changing it when informed to do so by the system.

For more information, contact University Libraries at 806-742-2265.