Your University card performs various functions, including identification, library membership and access to controlled areas.
If you still have a red or white University card, please come to a Card help desk to exchange your old card for a smartcard.
The new smartcard contains a microchip so can be used for various services throughout the University.
Why you should carry your card at all times:
You will be asked to produce your University card:
Library membership is available to both staff and students. This membership is automatically added to student cards. Staff members may have to validate their new University card at a library site.
Your card is printed with your library membership number in barcode format. This barcode is used both by library Helpdesks and when using self-services (issue, renewal etc.), available either within individual libraries, via the library catalogue on the web, or by the automated information.
All University cards are pre-accredited to permit access to the Main Library, George Square and other 'open access' areas.
All student cards additionally are pre-accredited for 'after hours' entry to central computing labs which have access controlled doors, currently:
By default, staff cards are not pre-accredited with access to any area other than the Main Library and other 'open access' areas.
Access to unaccredited areas is at the discretion of the department concerned. Your department can advise whether the use of your University card applies to doors under its control and give authorisation for such accreditation, if applicable.
Any access to areas, other than 'open access' areas can only be requested from the Door Manager located within the specific school, college or support unit.
You may be required to enter your PIN to access some controlled areas.
This article was published on Aug 21, 2012