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How to Access the Library's 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 or on the front of the new BHCC ID card as shown below. It is 14 digits long and begins with a 2. 

Library Barcode


New Student ID


If you do not have your Bunker Hill Community College ID card, we can give you a temporary barcode. Bring your temporary ID and a copy of your schedule to the library's Lending Services Desk.

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 If I Don't Have an ID Card, Don't Have a Barcode Number, and/or a Library Password?

Please view the form found via the following link and fill it out.


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.

Login to Your Account.  Enter your 14-digit library barcode with no spaces, then enter your Library password, then click Log in.  if you have forgotten your password, click the Forgot your password link.

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.

Lending Services Desk: 617-228-2213
Email: bhcclibrary@bhcc.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.

What Are the Library's Lending Guidelines?

  Borrowing Period Renewals Fine Maximum Fine
Circulating books 14 days Twice, if there are no holds 10¢ per day $10.00 per item
Reserves 2 hours usually though variable none 50¢ per hour $25.00 per item
DVDs 3 days none $1 per day $10.00 per item
Headphones 2 hours none 10¢ per hour $10.00 per item
ILL (Inter-Library Loan) Based on owning library Based on owning library Based on owning library Based on owning library
  • Reference and periodicals are In-Library Use Only.
  • Headphones and Reserves do not leave the library.
  • Overdue notices are generally sent two months after items are first checked out.
  • A book is considered lost if not returned after 90 days.
  • Lost or damaged items are billed to the patron at the replacement cost of the item.

How Do I Get a Library Password?

Go to the Lending Services Desk at the Library. We can automatically generate a password for you.

In addition, you can use the form found here: https://bhcc.libwizard.com/f/offcampusaccess to request a password.

If you have an email address in your library account, you can reset your password yourself. Visit https://bunkerhill.noblenet.org/eg/opac/password_reset and follow the instructions.

What Do I Use the Library Password For?

Your library password allows you to access the library databases from home and log into your library account.

To log into your library account:

  1. Go to the library catalog.
  2. On the right, click Your Account Log In.
  3. Enter your library card number or username and your password.

When you log in with a library password, you can:

  1. Change your password to anything you want.
  2. See the items you have checked out.
  3. Renew items online.
  4. Place a hold online.

Log in to your Library Account.

Off-Campus Access and Distance Learner Applications

Do you need a library barcode and/or a library password? Please fill out the application found via the following link: 


Please give the library 24 hours to respond.