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Basic Library Search: Primo: Logging into Primo

Information and guides about how to effectively use our search service, Primo, to find resources at Moon.

The library search interface, Primo, is accessible for browsing by any users.  For those ESF users, however, who have access to our subscribed full-text resources, you’ll want to sign in to gain access to those resources.  Primo is a cloud-based library services platform and, unlike our previous OneSearch system, will require a sign in when on campus.

Sign into Primo

To sign in you can click the icon in the upper right-hand corner or you may be prompted to sign in for complete access (yellow bar).  If you know you’ll want to download full-text resources, it is recommended to sign in at the beginning of your session.

When you sign in you may see this screen:

Choose SUNY Envir Sci & Forestry and click LOG IN.  If you toggle the remember campus tab to on (blue) you can skip this screen on future logins.

You will then see the screen below which prompts you for your ESF network login (ESFid), the same login used on many ESF systems.  This is usually a combination of your first initials and last name along with a password.

You should now have full access to Moon Library Resources.

If you have additional trouble contact the library at or phone 315-470-6711 

Interlibrary Loan

If discover a resource but the library doesn't have access, please submit a request through interlibrary loan.

Off campus access

When off campus (outside the ESF network) you will also need to authenticate as a registered ESF user.  Instructions on this can be found here.