HCC ID/ Library Card

Q. Who can register for an HCC ID / Library Card?

A. 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 or damaged 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 and Community Borrowers: You 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 document(s) do I need to register?

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.

ONLINE CREDIT STUDENTS ONLY: You should receive a letter with your Library Card number. If you have not received this information, please contact Elaine Atwell, Manager for Circulation at eatwell@harford.edu.

Q. Where do I register?

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.