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How do I get a library card?

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All students and staff at ECC, as well as any residents (18 years or older) of our district (Community College District #509), are eligible for borrowing privileges. A physical ID is required to check out physical library materials (e.g. books, DVDs, etc.).  Once you get your ID from Student Life, you can to come to the Library Circulation Desk to register your barcode. You can also register online using the following form.

We will email you when your card is activated. 

For off-campus access, you sign in with your ECC username and password, as if you are logging into AccessECC or D2L. If you are already signed into AccessECC or D2L, you will not need to sign in again. You do not need to activate your library barcode in order to sign in to library databases (excepting Boundless) and eBooks from off campus.

If you have any questions about your library card, please contact the Circulation Desk at 847-214-7337.

If you are a student or staff and are having issues logging into the databases or eBooks, please contact the Reference Desk at 847-214-7354.