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Photo ID card/ Library card

With a student ID Card you can:

  • Check out library books from the Metropolitan State Library
  • Check out library books from any MNSCU library
  • Aquire books from other libraries using our Interlibrary Loan (ILL)service

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 library.circulation@metrostate.edu. The ID card will be sent by mail to the address provided.

Allow 7 - 10 days for mailing and processing.



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