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LSC-HOUSTON NORTH Library Guides: How Do I?

Print in the library

 

Two Printing Options: Send a Job to the Printer...

from a LSC Computer:

  1. Login to an LSCS computer with a myLoneStar username/password or an HCPL barcode/PIN.
  2. Select the "Print" option.
  3. Verify printer selection
  4. Click "Print."
  5. Type a name for your print job into the blue and white popup-box.
  6. Click "OK."

online:

  1. Login to MyPrintCenter with an:
    • LSC MyLoneStar username and password or
    • HCPL14-digit library card number and 4-digit PIN
  2. Upload documents to print. 
  3. Set print options for each document (checkmark the document, set options at bottom-right of page.).
  4. Verify available funds to print (bottom-left corner of page). See Payment options to add funds.

Retrieve a Job from the printer:

  1. Login to a print release station. NOTE: you must enter the same login used above.
  2. Click on your document(s). Press and hold CRTL to choose multiple jobs.
  3. Check the print job cost and available funds in your new print account at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  4. Click "Print."
  5. Check the BW or Color printer for your printed jobs.
    NOTE: BW print jobs may occasionally print on another printer in the Print Room.

 

Pay for LSC Printing

 

Pay with Cash using the AVS

  1. Visit the upstairs or downstairs Copy Room.
  2. Login to the Add Value Station (AVS) by either:
    NOTE: It must be the same account used to send your print jobs.
    • Scanning the barcode on an LSC Student ID or HCPL Library card.
    • Using the touch screen with your LSC 7-digit student ID number or HCPL14-digit library card number .
  3. Insert cash only (bills, not coins). The AVS does NOT give change.

 

Pay Online with LSC MyPrintCenter

  1. Login to MyPrintCenter with an:
    • LSC MyLoneStar username and password or
    • HCPL14-digit library card number and 4-digit PIN
  2. Verify available funds to print (bottom-left corner of page).
  3. Click the Add Funds link.
  4. Confirm $-amount and agreement — Click Continue to Payment.
  5. Sign in to your PayPal account or choose Pay with Debit or Credit Card.

Note: visit the Reference Desk to transfer funds from an old print card to your LSC print account.

Important!

You can obtain your 14-digit LSC Library card by applying online. 

 

14-digit Library Barcode Number (online card)

Apply Online

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ONLINE ID/LIBRARY CARDS

  • Complete all information below and click "Send the Request" button.
  • Your barcode and PIN will be emailed to your LSC email account only within 2 business days of this request. (Applications are not processed on weekends or holidays.) 
  • If you have forgotten your credentials: The library cannot issue barcode or PIN information over the phone, but you can make a phone request to have this information emailed to you at your LSC email account only.
  • Your barcode number can be used to remotely access LSC Libraries e-books, articles and more from our databases. 

FILL OUT THE FORM ONLINE

Picture IDs (physical card)

Please come to the LIBRARY SERVICES in PERSON so we can take your photo and create your ID. 

HOURS (**Please check hours of operation and for special hours on the Lonestar website.)

  • MONDAYS: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • TUEDAYS: 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • WEDNESDAYS: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • THURSDAYS: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • FRIDAYS: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • SATURDAYS: 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • SUNDAYS: CLOSED

REQUIRED

  • Government-issued photo ID.* (e.g. Drivers License, State ID, Passport)
  • Student ID form (available from the Business desk in CASA)

* If you do not have a government-issued ID, you must contact the library at least 24 hours before your appointment.

Please email HN-Library@lonestar.edu or Chat with a Librarian for any questions you may have.

Live Chat

Search the LSC & HCPL Library Catalogs

 

LSC Library Catalog

Search the Library Catalog

Tips for Searching the Catalog

Search the LSC Library Catalog

The LSC catalog includes all LSC holding, all HCPL holdings (EXCLUDING eBooks), and all MCMLS holdings.


Keywords   Subject   Title   Author

 

Search will open in a new window.

NOTE: To request items from the library catalog, you must have a 14-digit library card number & 4-digit PIN associated with one of the following credentials:

  • Lone Star College–CyFair Student ID/Library Card
  • Harris County Public Library Card

Tips for Searching the Library Catalog

Searching the catalog is not like searching the internet. Use the tips below 

 

It is not necessary to include prepositions in titles. Example:

Title Search Words
The Lord of the Rings lord rings

Try using variations of a word. Example:

Topic or Keyword(s) Search Words
teaching

teach

teacher

teachers

teaching

Check your spelling.

 

HCPL Library Catalog

Search the Library Catalog Tips for Searching the Catalog

Search the HCPL Library Catalog

The HCPL catalog includes all LSC holding and all HCPL holdings (INCLUDING EBOOKS).


Keywords   Subject   Title   Author

 

Search will open in a new window.

NOTE: To request items from the library catalog, you must have a 14-digit library card number & 4-digit PIN associated with one of the following credentials:

  • Lone Star College–CyFair Student ID/Library Card
  • Harris County Public Library Card

Tips for Searching the Library Catalog

Searching the catalog is not like searching the internet. Use the tips below 

 

It is not necessary to include prepositions in titles. Example:

Title Search Words
The Lord of the Rings lord rings

Try using variations of a word. Example:

Topic or Keyword(s) Search Words
teaching

teach

teacher

teachers

teaching

Check your spelling.

Meet Your Librarians

Natasha Y. Williams, HN-PT Librarian

Julie Gassaway, HN-PT Librarian

Paula Gonzales, HN-Library Director