Collecting your university card

Tuesday, 26 October 2021
You’ll need your university card to borrow books from the library and to enter some buildings on campus. Make sure you collect yours.

University cards are available to collect from student service centres. To collect your university card, service centres will be operating on a walk-in basis and you will not need to book an appointment.

Please note that, due to supply chain delays, you will need to have completed your university card application at least 10 working days before collection. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause.

While you’re waiting for your university card to arrive Libraries staff will be able to help you access libraries and resources.


I am waiting for my university card

If you are waiting to collect a new or lost card, please bring photo ID and your student number with you when visiting the library.

For long-stay visits, you will be issued with a temporary Access Card.

There are different rules for accessing the library during extended opening times. If you wish to visit the library during extended opening hours (after 10pm), you must collect a temporary card from Library staff earlier in the day.

What if I forget to bring my card?

If you already have your University Card, please remember to bring it with you when visiting our libraries. If you forget to bring your card, Library staff will look up your account. You will only be able to access the library without your card once a month.

You will not be able to access the library after 10pm if you forget to bring your card.

Borrowing books

If you’d like to borrow a book, please ask a member of staff for help. You will need to show your ID and confirm the date you uploaded your photo to the card system. You will, unfortunately, not be able to borrow a book if you have not completed your university card application. Books can only be issued during standard hours (before 10pm).

Students eligible for Enhanced Library Support can email for support with using the library and borrowing books.

Once again, we apologise for the inconvenience caused by this delay.

Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353