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HCC credit students and employees: You must register for an HCC ID, which is also your library card. There is no cost, but to replace a lost student card is $15.
Online credit students only: Students enrolled only in credit online courses and with a photo ID exemption will receive information about their library card number through Owlmail. Contact the Manager for Circulation at 443-412-2130 if you have not received your library card number.
HCC noncredit students: You may be eligible for a CET Student or a Clinical ID if you are enrolled in an eligible class. If you are not enrolled in an eligible class, you may be eligible to register for free as a Community Borrower. ID eligible students should bring their H numbers.
Community Borrowers: Maryland residents are eligible to register for a HCC library card for free. You must present proof of identification, as listed below, with a Maryland address. You must be 18 years or older.
If you do not reside in Maryland, you may still be eligible for an HCC Community Borrower library card if you fall within any of the following four exceptions:
A registration form must be completed and dropped off at the library Circulation Desk or emailed to Elaine Atwell, Manager for Circulation. It may take up to 3 business days to process a request.
HCC Youth Library Card: Youth between the ages of 13-17 years may obtain an HCC library card with the consent of a parent or legal guardian and if they reside in Maryland. The parent or legal guardian must be eligible for a library card as a Community Borrower, HCC Employee, or HCC Student. Both the parent and child must complete a consent form.
You will need to provide one of the following as proof of identification. (Credit students: You will also need your Student ID Number/H Number.)
Print and fill out a registration form, or ask for one at the Library Circulation Desk.
Students enrolled only in credit online courses with a photo ID exemption will receive information about their library card number through Owlmail. Contact the Manager for Circulation at 443-412-2130 if you have not received your library card number.
Please visit the Circulation Desk located on the second floor of the Library and present a photo ID that verifies your name, address and age (see What document(s) do I need to register...). You will be asked to fill out a registration form. NOTE: ID/Library cards are available ONLY until 1/2 hour before closing.
You will see a 14-digit barcode number on the back of your card. This number will enable you to access our research databases from off campus. After you select a database, you will be prompted to type in your barcode number and then you will be taken to the database.
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