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University Card

The University Card Office is run by UIS on behalf of the University and Colleges.

The University Card looks like a credit card containing the cardholder’s name and photo, college scarf (students, Fellows and College members only), date of birth (undergraduates only) plus a barcode that is primarily used for University Library borrowing.

  • Access - most University buildings are now using the University Card as a 'key' to gain entry. Your Card will need to be activated for this service and access to specific doors will need to be granted before you can gain entry.
  • Identification - the card identifies you as a University employee or student, for students this is particularly important around exam time where you will need your card to gain entrance into your examinations.
  • Library Services - all personal University Cards carry a barcode on the back, this barcode can be used by the Library to turn your card into a Library Card.
  • Additional Privileges - the University Card is recognised by many businesses in Cambridge and around the world, production of the Card may entitle you to discounts.

University Card Office

Telephone: 01223 (7)66908
Email: 
Hours: 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 4.30pm (Monday to Friday)

We have moved

As of 03 April 2017, the University Card Office is located in the main UIS offices in the Roger Needham Building on the West Cambridge Site.

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