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Register Your Bulldog ID Card: Register Your Bulldog Card

This guide provides instructions on how Bowie students, faculty, and staff can register their Bowie identification cards with TML.


Here is how to register your Bulldog ID Card with the Thurgood Marshall Library:

  • Fill out a library registration form (see the link to printable form below or pick one up at the library Circulation Desk).
  • Take the form to the library Circulation Desk.
  • Wait a minute or two while the library staff enters your registration information in the database and confirms your registration.

That is all there is to it! 

You are now ready to check out books and media, use a study room, and access Bowie's electronic databases, journals, and eBooks from your laptop or mobile device on-campus and/or from an off-campus computer or device. 


Library registrations expire every year on September 1.

To renew your registration, bring your Bulldog ID Card to the Circulation Desk in the Thurgood Marshall Library.


Q:  Where do I get a Bulldog ID Card?

A:  From the Bulldog Card Office/Office of Auxiliary Services, on the first floor of the Student Center, Room 1025. Check the Bowie website for more details.

Q: There are two numbers on my Bulldog Card. Which one do I use when I login to Research Port?

A: The number located in the lower right corner of the card marked "LIB#."