BCPS-BCPL Partnership

BCPS Student ID Numbers & One Cards:

  • BCPL Student Account numbers are their BCPS Student ID numbers.

  • Students will use their BCPS Student ID numbers as the username and password 0000 to access BCPL databases and digital collections.

  • Students who take home their One Card badges can use them for self-checkout at BCPL branches.

    • Students without badges can give their name to the librarian to check out materials at the circulation desk. 

Instructions for Students: 


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BCPL Teacher Resources


BCPS Library Media Specialists will share information about BCPL services for teachers with their faculties.

BCPL resources for teachers: 

  • See the BCPL Teacher webpage to learn more about available resources & services, including:

    • Assignment Alerts:  Notify a branch near your students about an upcoming assignment by submitting an Assignment Alert form. When received, librarians will gather age-appropriate resources from our collection for your students to use in the school library or classroom.

    • Teacher Collections:   With a valid Teacher Loan Card, you can request a collection of up to 30 items to support your classwork for a 6 week loan period. Tell us the topic, the type of material you need and the branch where you would like to pick it up. We’ll gather the materials and have the collection waiting for you in two weeks. Submit a Collection Request online or call in your request to the branch of your choice.

    • Class Visits:  Whether your class comes to BCPL or a BCPL librarian visits your class, there's no better way to introduce your students to what the library has to offer. To schedule a class visit, contact the school liaison at your local branch.

    • Teacher Loan Cards:  BCPL offers Teacher Loan library cards providing extended loan privileges for classroom materials.

      • Teachers complete the Registration Form and verify their employment status to receive a Teacher Loan Card.

        • BCPL will accept teachers’ BCPS OneCards or a Registration Form with school stamp as verification.

      • BCPL has agreed to waive the $50 fee for regular library cards for BCPS teachers who are out-of-state residents. 

      • The Teacher Loan card may be used only for materials used to benefit students, and may not be used to borrow personal materials. The Card expires on August 31st each year and must be renewed.

  •  Other BCPL services of interest to school librarians, teachers, students and their parents or caregivers:

  • Contact BCPL Youth Services