Answered By: Andrew Willan
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2016     Views: 528

In general you should have your ID card with you at all times, to enable access not just to the Library but to other University buildings and facilities. If you lose it you should apply for a new one.

If you do forget your card though, as long as you have a Managed Windows Service username and password you can self-issue a temporary ID card in the Harold Cohen and Sydney Jones Libraries. This allows you access to the Library until 6am the next day. Cards are issued from a kiosk in the ground floor Reception area in either Library. You can request a maximum of 15 temporary passes per academic year. 

While the temporary card is active your normal staff/student ID card is deactivated, and if you find it you will not be able to use it in the Library for the rest of the day. The card allows you to access the Library only and will not allow you to borrow.

You can only issue one temporary pass per day so you should take care not to lose it. If you lose your temporary card, entry to the Library is discretionary and will be noted as a cardless visit on your Library record.

A card will not be issued if you have a block on your library record, either a Finance or Visa block, or a Library block due to unpaid debts or unreturned items.

If you have not been issued a University ID card you can still self-issue a temporary card on any day, even if you have a receipt for your new card.

If you are a Visitor, Sconul Access or Alumni member of the Library and you have forgotten your card please speak to a member of staff at the help desk. 

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