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Umu card

It 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.

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 linked to the validity period on the card.  The card's validity period is based on the courses you are registered for in Ladok.

You need to update the card's validity period at the start of each term.

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".

How do I fill my Copyprint account?

How can I get the Umu card?

Students who are admitted will automatically receive an email about how to apply for the Umu card. As a new student at Umeå University, you need to activate your user account before you can get the Umu card. Please note that it takes about one week after activating your student account before receiving the email about the Umu card. The email will contain detailed information and a link to the account where you apply for card.

If I don't get the e-mail

The email will be sent to your student email account ( If you have enabled forwarding from your student email to another email account, you should find the message there. If you can´t find the message in the inbox in either account, please check the spam folder in both accounts. If you still can´t find the message, please turn to Infocenter for help.

Pick up your Umu card

Pick up your printed card at Infocenter, open weekdays from 8:00–16:30. Generally, it takes 2–4 days from the time you ordered your card until you can pick it up.

Update your card

You need to update the card's validity when a new term starts. In order to do that, you must first register on your course. There are two update printers at the Infocenter that you use to enter new validity on your card. There is also an update printer at the Umeå Arts Campus outside HumLab-X and one at Campus Örnsköldsvik.

If you need help

If you need to block your card, change the PIN code or have other questions about the Umu card, please contact Infocenter.

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 can ignore the email about the Umu card.

If you do have a need for the Umu card, you can apply according to the instructions in the email and pick it up at a later time.