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  1. Head to You will be given two options when you reach the Aeon landing page, pictured below: Screenshot of the registration page showing two green buttons, one for Bowdoin NetId Users and one for All Other Users; both buttons say 'login or register.'
  2. If you have an active Bowdoin ID, use the button on the left.
    • This will direct you to the Okta single sign on, where you can use your normal Bowdoin credentials to access or create your account.
  3. If you do not have an active Bowdoin ID, use the button on the right.
    • If you have previously registered you can enter your username and password here. Otherwise, select If you have not already registered, please create an account.

    Screenshot shows the login screen, which begins with the text 'Special Collections and Archives Request Account Login' and has two form fields, one for username and one for password.
  4. You will be taken to our Welcome screen for first-time users. This page outlines our Reading Room policies and procedures and what you can expect while visiting us. Please review these before selecting I agree.
    The welcome screen.
  5. From here you can enter your personal information, such as name and email address, which will be used to set up your account. You can also give us more information about your research interests. After creating a password to your account, select Submit Information.
    The New User Registration form, which has form fields to be filled in. Pictured are first name, last name, and preferred name.
  6. That's it! You have created an Aeon account, and from here you will be able to request materials, scans, or make an appointment for your next visit. If you encounter any issues with this process, please contact us at (207) 725-3288 or