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Library Services & Resources

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

Student IDs

Student IDs

You need:

  • photo ID (e.g. a driver's license)
  • completed form (print and bring, or fill out at the desk)

You 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

Your first ID is free. Replacement IDs cost $10.

Online/distance students can request a library barcode using the online form.

Employee Badges

Employee Badges

You need:

  • photo identification (e.g. driver's license)
  • completed Badge Request form signed by supervisor

Note: the library only creates the badge; we do not control room access or the distribution of key cards.

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

New Hires: 

You may have to wait 1-2 weeks after your hire date before you're completely in the system. Until that process is complete, we 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!

Library Barcode

Online students can 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.


Barcodes & ID Cards

  • If you've gotten a student ID card, you already have a library barcode number.
  • If you get a library barcode number, you can later have it printed on a student ID card.
    • Be sure to let the desk staff know you already have a library account!