Buena Vista University
BVU Library

610 W. 4th St.
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588


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If you receive an error message other than those listed below, please contact the library or computer center. If possible, include the exact text of the error message.

Username and Password Errors

  • "Username not in database"
  • "Password Incorrect"
  • "Login failed. Please check your username and password and try again."
  • "The credentials you provided cannot be determined to be authentic"

If you receive any of these errors, please check your spelling and try again.  If you still receive an error message, please review the login instructions.

Maximum Number of Simultaneous Users

A few databases restrict the number of simultaneous users. You may get a "maximum users reached" message. Try accessing the database at a later time.

Databases affected

  • Ebsco eBooks (individual titles available to one user at a time only)
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work (1)
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook (4)
  • Social Work Abstracts (4)
  • Sports Discus (4)
  • Value Line (3)

Contact the Library

Need assistance?  We're here to help!
Phone: 712.749.2203 or 712.749.2127
Toll-free phone: 877.288.2240
Fax: 712.749.2059
Email: library@bvu.edu
Chat: Ask a librarian
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Contact the BVU Computer Center Help Desk

If you have forgotten your username or password, please contact 2fix, the BVU Computer Center Help Desk, for assistance.

Phone: 712.749.2349
Toll-free phone: 800.248.4462
Email: 2fix@bvu.edu