Access from UNC Hospitals requires Onyen login starting June 1

As the UNC Health Care (UNCHC) system changes, getting to resources provided by the Health Sciences Library (HSL) from UNC Hospitals will also change. Starting June 1, UNC Hospital employees will need to use their Onyen username and password to get to library resources such as journals, databases and books owned or licensed by the HSL, as if they were off-site or at home. PosterFinal.jpg

Questions about library access can be directed to the HSL at or to the Clinical Reference page.

Having problems using your Onyen?

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Need an Onyen?

For new users, UNC Onyen usernames can be created using Onyen Services. Currently, passwords expire every three months.

What's a PID?

The Person ID Number (PID) is an identification number assigned to all people with a university relationship, as defined by an official university department. This number is designed to give all persons a universal number (PID or Person ID) that is unique to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Forget your PID?

If you’ve forgotten your PID, visit What’s My PID page, or use the ID number on your UNC Medical Center parking card.

Forget your Onyen?

Look up your Onyen with your last name, UNC PID number and your date of birth.

Forget your password?

Onyen passwords can be retrieved on the Onyen Services page by entering your Onyen username and answering your security questions.

Onyen or password not working?

Please contact the ITS Response Center Help Desk, chat or email a request through or call 919-962-HELP (4357) for questions or problems with login or expired passwords.


Refer to our  Ask a Librarian service for an FAQ or to ask questions via email or live chat or visit the Clinical References page (under Important Access Information).