Students should obtain their Metropolitan State University identification cards as soon as possible. An activated card is required to check out library materials as well as to access online databases and other library services, including interlibrary loans. It is also used to access the parking ramp in Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Student ID cards can be obtained during regular library hours at the Circulation Desk on the second floor of the Library and Learning Center on the Saint Paul Campus or at the Undergraduate Admissions office, Founders Hall, First Floor, during business hours. You must present a driver's license or similar government-issued photo ID. Staff will take your photograph when you apply for your student ID and will issue your student ID card immediately. Student ID cards are automatically reactivated each semester for any student enrolled in at least one class. There is no fee for obtaining the first copy of a student ID card. There is a small replacement fee if the card is lost.

Information about student ID card procedures can also be found within the Library section of the site. Direct any questions to the library's Circulation Desk, 651-793-1616, or e-mail: