Coming in cardless

Coming in cardless

As a current student or member of university staff, you are probably pretty attached to your university card. Possibly physically attached by a lanyard. So it is annoying to make your way to the Library only to find you have left it behind in your office, home or other coat. Not to worry! While external visitors can only sign in during staffed library hours, you can log into the cardless visit kiosk and obtain a printed temporary pass with a printed barcode with which you can scan in and out through the library turnstiles for the next 24 hours. You can find it beside the Reception Desk between the inner doors of the library foyer and the turnstiles.

If you live on your phone and the thought of keeping a printed ticket safe leaves you cold, you can install and set up the JunoBuddy app instead. This lightweight app generates a barcode on your phone that you can scan at the library turnstiles in place of your student or staff card.

Limitations of a temporary pass

Unfortunately, neither the printed temporary pass nor the JunoBuddy app can speak to our self-service kiosks, loanable laptop lockers, bookable group study room access panels or printers. They will let you in and out of the Library at will so you can use our desktop computers and all the many electronic resources available through the Library, the new docking stations, drop-in meeting pods and individual study pods, and read/scan printed resources within the Library. The IT Helpers might even be able to release your printing for you, but if you want to borrow books to take home with you or let yourself into a group study room, you will need to fetch your university (staff or student) card.

Forgotten… or lost?

You can only use the temporary pass kiosk up to 12 times each academic year because we need to ensure you can still find your university card and that it was forgotten and not lost or stolen. If your card has gone missing, you can still use a temporary pass but please let us know as soon as possible so we can issue you a replacement card. That way, we can all help keep our campus secure, and you won’t have any difficulties getting into university buildings and accessing university services.

If you have any questions, concerns, feedback or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch.

Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

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