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Library Services & Resources

Information about reserves, fines, ID cards, study rooms, and other library offerings.

The SLRC has transitioned its services online while the physical locations are closed. Learn more about our hours, contacts, and online tutoring on our Continuity guide.

Fast Info

While campuses are closed, we of course cannot issue physical ID cards.

Request a library barcode using the online form. You will receive an email to your student email address (accessible through myLoneStar) with your barcode and PIN within 2 business days of your request.

Student IDs

Illustration of front and back of a student ID cardYou must be currently enrolled in Lone Star College classes that have been paid for (or show signs of being paid by financial aid) to be eligible for a student ID.

We start making IDs for each semester on the following dates:

Fall semester: August 1
Spring semester: December 1
Summer semester: May 1

Employee ID badges resume January 26, 2021 by appointment only. Schedule an appointment with the front desk online.

ID cards for both employees and students are created in the library at the front desk. Lone Star College library accounts are tied to these IDs, and your library barcode is printed on the back.

Employee Badges

Faculty and staff need to bring photo identification (e.g. driver's license) and a completed form signed by their supervisor in order to get an employee ID. Note: the library only creates the badge; we do not control room access or the distribution of key cards.

New employees: Employees new to the system may have to wait 1-2 weeks after their hire date before their information has been completely entered in the system by other departments. Until that process is complete, the library will not be able to make a badge. We recommend calling the library first to verify that badging can be done. If you're not in the system, that doesn't mean something's wrong or that you haven't really been hired -- the process just isn't finished yet!

Replacement badges cost $20. This is a system-level policy.

We're currently accepting returns of non-electronic library items to the bookdrop in the Garage Entry Level lobby. If you have electronic items checked out from the UP library, please hold on to them until we open for returns. You will not be charged any late fines for electronic UP Library items while the library is closed.

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