Both password and library card (barcode) number are used to safeguard your privacy.
A password is needed to log into your BCPL library account (https://catalog.bcpl.lib.md.us/polaris/logon.aspx) as well as to use some of our other services, like our online research databases. Unless you changed it, your password is the last four digits of the phone number the library has listed in your account.
To enter your library account click on the My Account area (http://catalog.bcpl.lib.md.us/polaris/logon.aspx ) below the BCPL banner of our home page or any BCPL web page. It also is available at the top of this page.
For information about checking and using your library account, see http://bcpl.libanswers.com/faq/74850
Forgot your password?
Click on the My Account area. Click on Login.
If you have your library card number (barcode) or the username (http://bcpl.libanswers.com/faq/74880) you created for yourself and have an email address on record with us, click on the Forgot your password? link. Your password will be sent to the e-mail address(es) we have on file.
Otherwise you will need to phone (press 3 for Library Accounts) or visit your nearest branch (http://www.bcpl.info/hours-locations/#neighborhood) for assistance.
Changing your password
You may change your password by using the My Account area located at the top of any BCPL web page. Enter your library card number (barcode) without spaces, your password (default is the last four digits of your phone number) and click the Log In button. If you cannot log into your account, call any BCPL branch and ask for assistance with resetting your password.
- Once logged into your account, click on the Change Logon button at the bottom of the screen.
- Now click on the box before Change Password.
- Type in your old password and then your new password.
- Enter your new password again in the Verification box, then select the Save button.