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Student FAQs

Answers to many common student questions about HCCC and the HCCC Library

What is my HCCC username and password?

Your HCCC username is the first letter of your first name, your last name, and the last four numbers of your student ID number. For example, if your name is John Smith and your ID number is 0123456, your username would be jsmith3456. By default, your password would be your birthday. If your birthday is January 1, 1990, it would be 010190. However, if you have changed your password, use that instead of the default.

Note: Passwords change periodically. You will be prompted to update your password periodically when logging in to a computer on campus.

How do I access the MyHudson Portal?

On the browser, type in, and click on “Current Students MyHudson” on the right column under “Information For”. Enter your username and password. See below for details:

How to get into the MyHudson Portal:

1. Type in on your browser.

2. On the right hand side, click on "Current Students MyHudson".

3. Enter your username and password. Your username would be the first letter of your first name, your last name, and the last four numbers of your student ID. By default, your password would be your birthday. If you have changed your password, please use that.

John Smith 0123456:
Birthday: January 1, 1990. Password = 010190

4. Click Log In and you will be directed to your MyHudson Portal (pictured below):


How do I print out my schedule?

Enter through the MyHudson Portal. Under Liberty Link on the right column, click Liberty Link for Students > My Academic Profile > My class schedule. Choose the semester term and print out your schedule.

Consult the following for a visual guide.

1. Go to HCCC website

2. Click on "Current Students MyHudson".

3. Username = first letter of your first name, last name, last 4 digits of student ID number.
Example: John Smith 0123456
Password = birthday (mmddyy)
Example: January 1, 1990 = 010190
If you have changed your password, please use that.

4. Click on Liberty Link for Students.

5. Under the Liberty Link for Students tab, click My Academic Profile.

6. Then click "My class schedule".

7. Choose the current term from the drop down menu and click Submit.

8. To print, click on the icon that looks like a gear at the top right of the browser and choose Print if you are using Internet Explorer.


If you are using the Google Chrome browser, click on the lines at the top right of the browser and choose Print.

If you are using Firefox, the browser also has similar lines on the top right corner as Google Chrome. Click on those lines and choose Print.

How do I access the Library and Computer Lab computers?

By your username and password. There are two different ways to log in:

1.      With the Example:

2.      Or with hudson\. Example: hudson\jsmith3456

Type in your password and you are in.

I am not an HCCC student. Can I still use the Library?

Non-students and community users are able to use the Library upon presentation of a library card from any Hudson County public library. The Library provides computers for community use at both campuses. Usage of community computers is limited to thirty minutes per user per day. There are no second uses after the first use of the day.

Community users are also able to use the guest wifi on their personal devices; Library staff can provide the current username and password upon request.

What are your hours?

The Library now has extended hours at both campuses. Full schedule is below:

Jersey City

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


North Hudson

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

What do I need to do to take out books?

All students and staff are allowed to borrow Library books and DVDs with a current semester sticker on their HCCC ID card. Alumni who wish to borrow items must have an alumni card in order to take out books.

I heard there’s a student discount on NJ Transit. Where can I find it in the portal?

At the top of the Student Portal, go to the Students tab and click "Student Life". Do NOT click on "Clubs & Organizations".

The NJ Transit Student Pass will be located at the bottom left of the page under the tab "NJ Transit Info". Please click on the "Full Time HCCC Students..." paragraph link to get your discount.

Where can I send a fax on campus?

There are no fax machines available on campus for student use, but students can scan documents, then use online services such as Fax Zero and MyFax to send digitally uploaded documents via fax.

More information can be found at this link:

How can I reserve a group study room?

Group study rooms (219, 221, and 222) in the Jersey City campus are available on a first come, first serve basis, and cannot be reserved in advance. All rooms require three or more people to be used. Interested groups should bring their HCCC IDs to Library staff on the second floor. All students using a study room must be present in order to use one.

Can I print wirelessly from my laptop and/or mobile device (smartphones and tablets)?

Wireless printing is currently unavailable. As an alternative, students can use the Library computers or Computer Labs to print documents.

Can I take out a book/DVD that is being used for display purposes?

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to borrow books and DVDs that are currently on display.

The Library computers are filled! Where else can I go?

Not to worry. HCCC has two open Computer Labs in the Jersey City campus and one in the North Hudson campus. The Jersey City Computer Labs are located in L419 and B412; the NHC Lab is located in N224. You will need a current semester sticker on the HCCC ID card to access the Computer Labs. The Computer Labs schedule is located here. (Fall 2014 Open Lab Schedule)

The computer randomly shut down or the Microsoft Office program crashed. Can my document be recovered?

Microsoft Word will attempt to recover your document, but it is not always possible. Microsoft Office 2013 (and also the 2003, 2007, and 2010 versions) have an Auto Recovery mode that attempts to recover your document in the event of a program crash or power outage.

Rather than relying on Word, Excel, or PowerPoint's autorecovery, students should save documents every 10 minutes to avoid losing work. We also recommend that you use a USB flash drive or cloud storage to save and store your documents.

Can magazines be taken out of the library?

No, but they are available to be read in the library. There are also back issues inside cabinets at Main and North Hudson.

Many magazines are available electronically through HCCC's electronic databases. Please see an HCCC Librarian for help on finding electronic versions of magazines.