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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. | Library item due dates are currently: Dec. 14.

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

While the LSC libraries are closed, we aren't accepting any returns. If you have books or other materials checked out from an LSC library, you can:

  • keep hanging on to them until we have a solution for returns (preferred)
  • return them to an HCPL location (if you absolutely must get the items out of your life) -
    • this option is not preferred because the HCPL branches will have to hang on to our materials indefinitely, pending physical storage space, while still processing their own items. If you can just keep on keeping the LSC items, please do so!


We have a traveling due date automatically applied to un-returned items.
You will not be charged any late fines for items while campuses are closed.

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