Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017     Views: 1595

A library account is automatically created for you when you get a Baltimore County Public Library card. Your library card number (barcode) and occasionally your password are also used to access many of our services, such as your account with our downloadable book providers and to sign-in to our online research databases

How to get a BCPL library card? See

Do you have a library card  from another Maryland public library? See for how to register that card at one of our branches.  Online registration of another public library's card is not available. 

Not a resident of Maryland? See  A current out of state driver’s license showing your name and address or a photo ID plus one additional piece of valid ID from your home state is required.

How to find and check your library account? See

Find your library account by clicking on the Login/Register link ( ) under the My Account menu tab on any BCPL web page. It also is available at the top of this page.

What is a user name? See

If you forgot your username, you can use your library card number (barcode) without spaces and password.

If you forgot both your library card number/username and password or can’t access your account for any reason please visit or call any BCPL branch ( ) for assistance:  If phoning Press 3 for Library Accounts.

For password information see