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Library Services & Resources

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

Fast Info

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.

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. Bring photo identification (e.g. driver's license) and complete the short form available at the front desk.

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 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.

Printing costs $0.10/page for black & white and $0.50/page for color. Money can be added to your account online through MyPrintCenter or using cash and your Lone Star student ID card in the library.

For more details on printing, please see the Printing page of this guide.


Faculty: For computer access and printing, please go to one of the workrooms. The nearest one to the library is down the hall in the faculty suite, but each floor of Building 13 has one.

  • Normal circulating items have a late fee of $0.10 (10 cents) per day.
  • Reserve items like textbooks (including the study rooms) have a late fee of $0.50 (50 cents) per hour.

Students who owe excessive fines (from an accumulation of late fees or from losing an item) will have holds placed on their accounts. You will not be able to register for more classes until you pay off your fine. The library cannot temporarily suspend your fine/lift the hold to let you register.

Faculty may have fines forgiven on overdue Lone Star College-owned library materials. Items arriving from HCPL or MCMLS will, however, accumulate fees.


Fines may be paid in cash directly to the library. For credit card transactions, go to the business office to pay, and bring your receipt to the library to have the fines removed from your account and/or your hold lifted.

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.


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

Duration of Check-Out:

2 weeks with the possibility of 2 renewals for a maximum of 6 weeks.

Items that have been requested by other patrons (i.e. have holds placed on them) may not be renewed. If there are no holds, you can renew your item(s) yourself in your library account, accessed by signing in to the library catalog.

Reserve items have shorter check-out times. At LSC-University Park, our reserve items are mostly available for 2 hours, in-library use. Some items are available for 1 week at a time. The Full List of Reserve Items details the check out period of each item.


Who Can Borrow:

Anyone with a library account with Lone Star College, Harris County Public Library, or Montgomery County Memorial Library system.**  

We are not affiliated with Houston Public Library and cannot check out items to HPL cards nor request or return HPL items.

** LSC-University Park Leisure Reading Collection is available for check-out to Lone Star College students and employees ONLY!!!! LSC ID Required for check-out.




To renew one or more of your items, you can log in to your library account through the library catalog site, and, if the item is eligible, renew it for extra time there. You can also call the circulation desk and our staff will renew your items for you.


Textbooks in the library's Reserve Collection are available for 2-hours, in-library use. Ask at the front desk to borrow one!

Faculty and their departments are encouraged to donate or loan copies of in-use textbooks for the library to facilitate access to students.

Want to buy or rent textbooks? Start with the Bookstore.

Contact & Visit


Circulation Desk

Reference Desk






Building 12, 8th Floor (B12.800)


Schedule a meeting with a librarian for Webex or in-person.

Building 12, 8th floor (B12.800)

Take the elevators to the 8th floor and turn right to enter the Student Learning Resource Center (which includes the library along with tutoring and assistive technology lab).

Parking Options

From the Parking Garages

  1. Enter the building on Level 2. (You can park on this level or take stairs/elevator.)
  2. Proceed down the hall and turn left at the first sky bridge junction.
  3. Continue straight down the hall towards Building 12/13 elevator lobby.
  4. Take elevator to 8.

From the Flag Entry

  1. Go past the front desk -- you enter at the back of the elevator bank on Level 1.
  2. Take elevator to 8.

On the 8th floor, turn right as you exit the elevator. You made it!

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