Get Your BHCC Student ID Card

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Your BHCC OneCard is your library card, as well as an ID card. You can:‌ ‌

  • Use it as your school ID card
  • Use it to get your financial refund
  • Use it as your library card

Using it as your library card means you can also:

  • Use it as your school ID card
  • Borrow books
  • Request books from other libraries
  • Access the library databases from home

Information about the financial functions of the BHCC OneCard can be found at BHCCOneCard.com

How do I get my first student ID card?

All new students should obtain their OneCards within the first four weeks of the semester. To obtain a OneCard, come to the BHCC ID Station in the library (E300) and bring the following:

  • A printout of your registration or class schedule for the current semester. You can print one yourself from the portal or WebAdvisor.
  • A current government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or United States Permanent Residence Card (Green card). (school ID cards from other educational institutions are NOT accepted.) 

We will take your picture at the ID Station. You will receive your card by mail at the address on file with the college. For more information about the OneCard, go to BHCCOneCard.com.

When can I get my picture taken?

View the ID Station hours.

How much does it cost?

Your first OneCard is free. Replacement cards cost $15.00. This fee is assessed by the Student Payment Office.

How long does it take to get my card?

Your OneCard should arrive in about two weeks. To check on the status of your card, visit "Where’s My Card?"

What do I do after the card comes in the mail?

When you receive the card, go here to activate it.

I got my picture taken a long time ago but haven’t received my card. What do I do?

Please speak to a librarian at the Public Services Desk. We can check on your card and order a new one if necessary.

I need a new card. What do I do?

If you had a card in the past and need a new one for any reason – lost, stolen, name change – please speak to a librarian at the Public Services Desk.

How do I get a faculty or staff ID card?

Faculty and staff members should also obtain an ID card upon starting work at the college. Please come to the BHCC ID Station and:

  • Fill out a short application
  • Show a current government-issued photo ID
  • Sit for a picture

You'll be able to pick up your new ID card at the ID Station in about a week

Identification Station Policies

Only trained BHCC Library and Learning Commons staff are allowed to issue ID cards. Photographs are taken and cards are issued at set times during the week; please see the schedule for the current library hours.

For students:

New Bunker Hill Community College students should obtain their student ID cards (OneCards) within the first four weeks of a new semester. To do so, please be prepared to show a copy of your current schedule and a current government-issued photo ID. The ID Station attendant will take your picture, and you will receive your card in the mail. Once you receive your OneCard, you should activate it online at BHCCOneCard.com. The OneCard remains the property of the college and must be presented to any college official upon request.

If you had a picture taken but did not receive your OneCard, or if you need a new or replacement card, please speak to a librarian at the Public Services Desk.

In addition, students should verify their OneCards within the first four weeks of a new semester. To do so, visit the Lending Services Desk and ask the staff member to verify that your card and expiration date are current. If you need a library password, you may obtain one at this time.

 

How to Access the Databases from Home

What Do I Need?

  1. Your BHCC library barcode
  2. Your library password

Where Do I Find My Library Barcode?
Your library barcode is on the back of your BHCC OneCard. It is 14 digits long and begins with a 2.

 

 Library Barcode

 

Don't worry if you haven't received your OneCard yet; you can still access the library.  When you get your ID photo taken, you will receive a sheet of paper which is your Temporary ID.  Save this until you get your OneCard.  

Show this Temporary ID along with a copy of your schedule to the staff at the Lending Services desk and they will get a librarian to provide you with a temporary barcode which you can use to take out books and to access our databases from off campus.  Once your OneCard is received, the temporary barcode should not be used any longer.

Where Do I Get a Library Password?
If you know your barcode and have an email address in your library account, you can reset your password by email here. If you don’t know your barcode or don’t receive the email, come to the Lending Services Desk in the library.

What Do I Do With This Information?
When you try to use the library databases from home, you will see a page that asks for your barcode and password. Type these in the boxes and press Submit.

If you log in once, you should stay logged in for a little while. However, if you leave the computer for a long period of time, or if you shut down or put your computer to sleep, you will need to sign in again.

How Do I Get Help?
If you are unable to log into the databases from home, please come in, call, or email us ASAP.
Public Services Desk: 617-228-3479
Lending Services Desk: 617-228-2213
Email: bhcclibrary@bhcc.mass.edu
Usually we can solve the problem quickly, but we won't be here if you're doing your research very late at night or very early in the morning, so it's best to get things fixed as soon as you can.

 

For faculty and staff:

Bunker Hill Community College faculty and staff members should also obtain an ID card upon starting work at the college. Please be prepared to fill out a short application and show a current government-issued photo ID.

Information Handling Policy – Brief Version

The identification data of BHCC students, faculty, and staff members may be made available and/or accessible to other college departments and law enforcement as needed. Bunker Hill Community College uses a variety of third-party vendors with whom it holds joint agreements that may involve information sharing.

The college may disclose all of the information collected at the ID Station to one or more of these vendors and/or other parties in performance of law enforcement activities, marketing, and/or other services on behalf of the college. Any request for information about campus community members or ID card holders, including but not limited to name, photograph, or ID number, should be referred to the Library Director.

A complete version of the Information Handling Policy is available from a librarian upon request.