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HCPSS/Howard County Library System Launch A+ Student Card Program

August 25th, 2017

HCPSS students now have a new way to access Howard County Library eContent in the classroom, at home, or anywhere they need to do homework or research. The Howard County Library System (HCLS) and the Howard County Public School System have launched the A+ Student Card to deliver the library system’s extensive catalog of electronic resources directly to students.

All HCPSS students (Pre-K–12) will receive their new A+ Student Card account number at the beginning of the 2017–2018 school year. Students gain immediate access to all HCLS eContent by using the A+ Student Card account number to login via the portal.

The new A+ Student Card account also provides students with full customer privileges at all HCLS branches. While previously issued HCLS cards may still be used at library branches, the A+ Student Card account enables students to use just one number for all their homework and research needs.

Parents may opt out of the program by contacting Melissa Daggett, HCPSS Library Media Coordinator, at by September 6. Include your name, student’s name and the student’s school.

Accounts will be activated the week of September 11. Students will receive information about accessing their credentials from their school library media specialists.