Last Updated: Nov 13, 2016     Views: 557

A username that you create may be easier to remember than your library card number (barcode) when you want to check your library account/card status.


Forgot your username?

  1. Click on My Account at the top of our home page under the BCPL banner
  2. Select Login / Register on the My Account drop down menu (http://catalog.bcpl.lib.md.us/polaris/logon.aspx).
  3. Enter your library card number (barcode) without spaces and your password http://bcpl.libanswers.com/faq/74863 ), which we originally set to be the last 4 digits of your phone number that is recorded in your library account.
  4. Click the Log In button
  5. Your username will appear in your library account.


To create a username

1.     Click on My Account at the top of our home page under the BCPL banner

2.     Select Login / Register on the My Account drop down menu

3.     Click on the words Create Username. The Create Username form will appear.

4.     You must enter your library card number (barcode) without spaces and your password, which we originally set to be the last 4 digits of your phone number that is recorded in your library account.

5.     Click the Next Step button. Your library account will appear and the Change Logon area will expand automatically.

6.     Click on the box in front of Change Username

7.     Type the username you want to use in the New Username box, and retype it in the Verify Username box.

8.     Click the Save button at the bottom of the page

9.     A confirmation message is displayed. If you provided us with an email address, you will receive a confirmation email message.

To change a username

1.     Click on My Account at the top of our home page under the BCPL banner

2.     Select Login / Register on the My Account drop down menu

3.     Click on the words Create Username. The Create Username form will appear.

4.     You must enter your current username or library card number (barcode) without spaces and your password, which we originally set to be the last 4 digits of your phone number that is recorded in your library account.

5.     Click the Next Step button. Your library account will appear and the Change Logon area will expand automatically.

6.     Click on the box in front of Change Username

7.     Type the username you want to use in the New Username box, and retype it in the Verify Username box.

8.     Click the Save button at the bottom of the page

9.     A confirmation message is displayed. If you provided us with an email address, you will receive a confirmation email message.