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UMU card

The UMU card is a multifunction card that you use as an access card, borrowing card for the University library, and copying and printing card. To get the card, you need to apply for it.

How the UMU card functions


With the UMU card you will get access to the premises you need for your course even after office hours. The entry function is based on the courses you are registered for. The UMU card does not function as an access card in University Hospital of Umeå (NUS) premises.

Borrowing card

Your UMU card works as a borrowing card at the University Library, Medical Library, UB Arts Campus and Archives and Special Collections during the period you are a student.

Borrowing rules at Umeå University library.

Printing and copying

You can print, copy and scan via the university's printing system UMU-print. In order to print, you need to add money to your account. To get a printout in a printer, use your UMU card and a pin code.

How to print, copy and scan

Here’s how to apply for the UMU card

To be able to apply for an UMU card, you must Activate your Umu ID. After that, you can place your order for the card in the UMU card portal

If you cannot order the card, even though you have activated your UMU ID, email infocenter@umu.se.

Pick up your UMU card

You choose in the UMU card portal where you want to pick up your card. When the card is ready, you will receive a notification in the portal. You will also receive an email, go to My settings and check if the e-mail address is correct. Remember to bring a proof of identity when picking up the card.

Self service 

You log in to the UMU card portal with your UMU-id. In the portal you can order your UMU card, you can also change your pin code, block your card and more.

FAQ's about the Umu card

How long is my UMU card valid? 

As long as you are registered as a student at Umeå university the card is updated automatically when you have been registered for your course. The same card will be used throughout your studies at Umeå University.

What do I do if I lose my UMU card?

You can block your card yourself in the UMU card portal. If you want a new card, contact Infocenter, they can print a new one at a cost of SEK 50. Infocenter can also help you unlock your blocked card. 

I have forgotten my pin code, how do I get a new one?

You can create a new code yourself in the UMU card portal.

Where do i have access with my UMU card?

Depending on which course or education you take, you have access to different parts of the university where you have your teaching. You do not need to know this yourself, our system provides permissions automatically.

I am a distance student, do I need the UMU card?

If you don't need access to the university premises during evenings and weekends, access to university printers or to borrow books from the library, you don’t need a UMU card.

If you need help

If you have any questions about the UMU card, please contact Infocenter.

Latest update: 2024-05-02