HCC ID / Library Cards

Q. Who can register for an HCC ID or Library card?

A. HCC credit students and HCC employees must register for an ID card. There is no cost, but to replace a lost or damaged card is $15. Your HCC ID is your Library card. Visit the Student Activities office for more information about what else your HCC ID card can do.

HCC noncredit students and Harford County residents may register for free. You must be 18 years or older. Parents of high school students may request a note on their record allowing their child permission to use their card with proper ID. Cards expire one year from issue.

Q. What do I need to get an ID or Library card?

A. 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.)

  • Valid Driver's License or Learner's Permit
  • Valid State MVA ID Card
  • Valid Government ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Permanent Resident Card
  • Valid Employment Authorization Card
  • Valid Visa or Passport From Another Country
  • Valid Driver's License From Another Country

Print and fill out a registration form, or ask for one at the Library Circulation Desk.

Q. Where do I register for an ID or Library card?

A. 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. You will be asked to fill out a registration form. NOTE: ID/Library cards are available ONLY until 1/2 hour before closing.

Q. What can I check out from the Library with my card, and for how long?

A. Please visit Borrowing & MY Account to view our loan policies.

Q. How do I access databases from off campus with my card?

A. You will see a 14-digit barcode number on the back of your card. This number will enable you to access our 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.