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SLS 1106 - First Year Experience Orientation: Home

This guide is intended to guide SLS students through certain benchmark assignments in the SLS 1106 course across all of HCC.



 Welcome the library guide for First Year Experience Orientation class at Hillsborough Community College!  

This guide will lead you to resources for your financial, career and other assignments as necessary for this course.

Open or hover over the tabs across the top of this page to get started.  Then, on each page, scroll down for information about accessing the library, and the types of sources commonly used in college-level research.

Logging into HCC Libraries

Two ways to Log Into HCC Libraries

First Option

Log into Canvas, select your Course from the Dashboard or Course Listing and look at the left side column.  Choose:

HCC Libraries Online

Canvas opens to the following page:




  Choose the Launch Hillsborough Community College button which opens the online catalog home page in a new tab.  By logging into Canvas you are automatically logged into the HCC Library's website providing access to eBooks, database articles and streaming videos.

Second Option

Log into the Library's article databases, streaming videos and access eBooks is through the HCC website (  You can use either the MyHCC or Menu in the Top Header to locate the library web page:



Under MyHCC, the library link will be in the HCC Links column on the right

Under the Menu option, choose Support Services and find Library in the list.

On the Home page for HCC Libraries, click on  "Log-in first for best results!".  You will be prompted to enter your Borrower ID and PIN/Password.

Your borrower ID is your 7-digit student ID number. The password should be the last 4 digits of your student ID number. If you experience any problems logging into the online catalog or electronic databases, please contact the library and we will do our best to assist you.

Hawk Card & the Library

Hawk Card

With your Hawk Card you can:

  • Check out books, etc. from the library.
  • Use HCC's online research resources.
  • Print and photocopy.

Access online resources on the HCC Libraries site:

  1. Your "Borrower ID" is the 7-digit student (or employee) ID# on your Hawk Card.
  2. Input the last 4 digits of your ID# for the PIN. Looks like this.
  3. To change your PIN access “My Account”. Click “PIN” to change it.
  4. Having trouble logging in? Contact an HCC campus library.

Access the Library in Canvas! Follow these easy steps.