Team BCPS Student Card



Learning Just Became Easier for BCPS Students


Providing access to print, audiobooks, downloadable books and online resources with BCPS student identification number or BCPS One card.

  • Borrow up to five (5) items, including print, audio and downloadables

  • Access to all electronic databases and digital collections

  • May have a library card in addition to the student card account

  • No application and no parent/guardian signature required

  • No fines or processing fees for damaged or lost materials

Account is activated for one (1) year at a time and reactivated at the start of each school year for eligible students.





  • What is a Student Account?

    Student Accounts is a partnership between Baltimore County Public Library and BCPS to give all BCPS students access to library resources including print, audiobooks, downloadable books and online resources, such as Rosetta Stone, Mango Languages, Brainfuse and online databases.

    Students can check out up to five (5) items without any extended loan or late fees using BCPS student identification number or BCPS One card.

    Student Accounts may only be used to borrow materials owned by Baltimore County Public Library and are not eligible for interlibrary loan services.

  • How does it work?

    A Student Account gives access to most library resources with a limit of borrowing five (5) items. Students can use self-check stations by scanning the barcode located on the student's BCPS One card or by manually inputting student identification number. Student identification numbers can be given to students in BCPS schools. Students may also visit the Service Desk at the branch to have items checked out by staff, who can look up student account information.

    Online resources available are accessed by using student identification number as the username and the password 0000 when applicable.

  • Where can a BCPS student find his/her account number?

    Student account numbers can be obtained at a student’s BCPS school by asking the library media specialist or by asking at the Information Desk at any Baltimore County Public Library branch.

  • Can students have a Baltimore County Public Library card and a Student Account?

    Yes, the accounts are completely independent of one another. A library card allows a student to borrow a higher number of items and additional materials like DVDs and video games. A library card requires a parent/guardian signature and accrues overdue fees and processing fees/costs for lost items.



“Libraries should always serve as equalizers in opportunities for knowledge and success. Making our branches as accessible as possible for people of all ages is a high priority.”

—Paula Miller, Baltimore County Public Library Director



A partnership between Baltimore County Public Library and Baltimore County Public Schools.


Revised: November 24, 2017