Library Cards, PINs, & Contact Information

This page provides information about Library cards and account information for University of Chicago Library users.

UChicago Card versus other Library Cards

Current faculty, academics, students, and most benefits eligible staff are issued a UChicago Card, which serves both as your University ID and your library card.

Some UChicago Medicine staff are issued a UChicago Medical Center badge rather than a UChicago Card, and must receive a Campus Card from the ID & Privileges Office before using Library services and spaces.

Other users are issued a Campus Card for either access or borrowing privileges. Note that some users who are ineligible for Library access or borrowing privileges may be issued a Campus Card for access to other University services.

Cards issued by the ID & Privileges Office are the property of The University of Chicago and are non-transferable. Cards must be shown upon request.

Lost or Stolen Cards

If your UChicago Card or Library Card is lost or stolen, please follow the Lost/Stolen Card Procedure.

To replace a lost or stolen card, visit the ID & Privileges Office.

Library Barcode and PIN

Your library barcode is the 7 digit number that appears directly below the scannable barcode on your UChicago Card or library card.

Requesting a PIN (Users ineligible for CNetID)

Users who are ineligible for a CNetID will need to use their library barcode and PIN to login to My Library Account.

To request a PIN, contact the ID & Privileges Office.

Alumni are eligible for a CNetID. Alumni who do not already have a CNetID can create a CNetID.

Keeping Contact Information Current

All library users are responsible for keeping their personal contact information updated.

Login to My Library Account and choose Profile to view your current contact information.

For instructions on updating your contact information, including your preferred first name, see Catalog Help - Profile.