The benefits of using your card
When you enrol at the University you will receive your Campus Card. This card allows you access to the University Library, 24-hour IT/Computer Facilities, study lounges and some buildings and rooms where card access facilities have been installed (which may include your Hall of Residence).
For some services you will need to use the Campus Card in conjunction with the PIN (Personal Identification Number) that you can retrieve from the Campus Card Portal. The photograph taken of you will become part of your electronic student record and will be used by the Schools/Departments that teach you and by other support services to get to know you. The Campus Card is not an identity card but we strongly advise you to carry it with you at all times since it is evidence that you are a student at the University of Reading.
Top up your Campus Card account to pay for Printing, Library fines and food, drink & services at the tills using the Campus Card Portal. By using the Campus Card to pay for items at our tills you may benefit from special discounts and offers exclusive to those who pay using the Campus Card.
Have more questions? Check out the FAQs.
What do I do if I lose my Campus Card?
Check with the Security Office at Whiteknights House to see if it has been handed in. If you are unable to get to the Security Office, you can also check your University of Reading email address to see if you have been contacted by Security to inform you that your Campus Card has been found.
Please remember that a lost Campus Card is only kept for two weeks once received, after which time the Campus Card will be destroyed.
If you have lost your Campus Card during the day and are on campus it is best to go straight to Student Services in the Carrington Building - Monday to Friday 9.00 to 17.00. or the Library - Monday to Thursday 9.00 to 17.00 and Fridays 10.00 to 17.00. - to get a replacement Campus Card.
The reissue process will automatically block the use of your lost or stolen Campus Card to access your catering account, the 24-hour PC labs and your library account.
Please note that Student Services are only able to accept payment for lost Campus Cards by Credit/Debit Card.
If you have lost your Campus card, please cancel it as soon as you can. Cancel now.
This will block your Campus Card from being used for purchases, giving access to the 24-hour PC labs and any other academic building you have access to.
Please note that it may take up to one hour for the block to take effect after you have been notified that this has been done. Order a replacement.
If you use your Campus Card for accommodation access then you must contact your hall’s manager, so they can block the old Campus Card from being used.