A student ID card is an essential tool for checking out resources from our library, using the Interlibrary Loan service, and checking out books from other MnSCU libraries. We strongly encourage you to get your photo ID as soon as possible. It only takes 3-5 minutes and once your card has been issued, your library privileges are automatically enabled for each semester you register.
Getting an ID in St. Paul
The student ID card can be obtained at the Circulation Desk on the second floor of the St. Paul Campus Library and Learning Center during most hours that the library is open, including evenings and weekends.
Students must present a valid, government-issued photo ID (examples include a driver's license or passport) in order to recieve a student ID card. A photograph will be taken at the time of application and your card will be issued immediately.
Getting an ID by Mail
If you are unable to obtain your ID card in person, you may apply by mail. You must send a color photo of yourself (preferably wallet-sized), along with photocopies of
- Your Minnesota driver's license or equivalent.
- Your 8-digit student ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
Send the above items to:
ID CARD DESK
Library & Learning Center
Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh St.
St. Paul, MN. 55106
Getting an ID by Email
Students can also request an ID by emailing the above items along with a current mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The ID card will be sent by mail to the address provided.
Allow 7 - 10 days for mailing and processing.