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Umu card

The Umu card is a multifunction card that you use as an access card (not for NUS premises), borrowing card for the University library, and copying and printing card. To get the card, you need to apply for it.

Changes to Copyprint

Since 26 April, you can no longer add money to your account, but you can print and copy to a value of SEK 50 each day. 

Read more: Changes to Copyprint

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 in Ladok.

Borrowing card

Your UmU card works as a borrowing card at Umeå University library, The Research Archives, Medical Library and UB Arts Campus during the period you are a student.

Borrowing rules at Umeå University library.

Printing and copying

You can use your Umu card to identify yourself at the printer when you want to print, copy or scan. You can print from the University computers or from your own computer and collect your printed pages from any printer within the University, marked with "UmU card".

Since 26 april you can no longer add money to your account, but you can print and copy to a value of SEK 50 each day.

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?

Contact Infocenter. Your previous card will be blocked and there will be a fee of SEK 50 to print a new card that you can pick up at Infocenter. 

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

If you have forgotten your code you can contact Infocenter, they will help you create a new code.

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.


Here’s how to apply for the Umu card

To be able to apply for an Umu card, you must Activate your Umu ID (if you have not already done so) and check that you have the correct e-mail address registered. To do this, log in to My settings. The instructions for ordering the Umu card will be sent to the e-mail address listed there, so if it is an address you do not check, you will change to one you use. When done:

  1. Log in to the student web from this page.
  2. Click the button “Apply for Umu card”. (it is grey if you have already clicked on it). The button is only visible when you are logged in. 
  3. You will receive an email explaining what you need to do to order your card.

If I don't get the e-mail

If you cannot find the message in the inbox in your email account, please check the spam folder. If you still can´t find the message, please turn to Infocenter for help.

Pick up your Umu card

Generally, it takes 2–4 days from the time you ordered your card until you can pick it up at Infocenter. During the start of each semester, it may take longer before you can pick up your card.

Please note! You will not receive an email telling you the card is ready. If you want to know for sure then call Infocenter at +46 90 786 50 00. Remember to bring a proof of identity when picking up the card.


If you need help

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