Create a JCB Aeon Account


To consult material at the Library or order images, you must create a JCB Aeon account. Your account allows you to:

  • Request materials for consultation at the Library
  • Order digital images from Library's collections
  • Track the status of your requests
  • Keep a record of the material you have requested.

To create your account, click on the "First Time Users" button below. Please complete the online registration form. You will be asked to choose a username and password for your account, which you will use when signing in to the Aeon system in the future. You may choose any username and password you like. Aeon will encrypt your password, so it will remain secure. Only you will know your password.

You may also create a JCB Aeon account upon arrival at the Library.


Once you have created a JCB Aeon account, you may request material for consultation at the Library. You may place requests in advance of your visit.


On your first visit after creating your account, you will be asked to present two forms of photographic identification, one of which must be government issued, such as a driver's license or passport. The Library staff will also take your photograph to complete your registration.

We will ask you to renew your account once a year, updating any information that may have changed.

By submitting this form, researchers agree to abide by the Library's reading room regulations.


The JCB may retain indefinitely information collected from your JCB Aeon account, including registration data, material requests, image orders, and publication requests, as well as related correspondence. This information is used for internal administrative and collection maintenance purposes. In addition, we may be required to provide information to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; and to protect the rights, property or safety of the Library, its users or others. We do not retain or store personal financial information, including credit card or other payment transaction information.

Please note that after registering for a JCB Aeon account, you will begin to receive electronic and print mailings regarding JCB news, events, and fundraising. If you would like to customize the news you receive, or would prefer to be removed from our mailing list entirely, please visit "Privacy/Mailings" within the "Preferences" section of your Aeon user account once you have completed your registration.


Before registering, you may wish to read the Aeon FAQ. The FAQ may answer other questions you have about the Aeon Special Collections Management System.