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All employees at the University can apply for a LU-Card: this is a personal card for staff of Leiden University. It gives you access to particular buildings and car parks and to the University Library, and you can use it to print and make copies.

The card also serves as an identity card for the University, but it is not proof of enrolment. Once you have activated your ULCN account, you can immediately apply for your LU-Card.

Applying for your LU-Card

You can apply for your LU-Card by logging in to Account Services with your ULCN account details. You can upload your photo under ‘LU-Card’. Once your photo has been approved, you will receive your LU-Card within five to ten working days at your postal address.

Your LU-Card is not immediately available for use. It first has to be activated. Read more>>>

Passport photo

To apply for the LU-Card, you need a digital passport photo (300x400) that has to meet a number of conditions. You apply for the LU-Card by uploading your photo. If your photo is rejected, your application for your LU-Card will not be processed, and you will receive a message to this effect by mail. You can then upload a new photo.

The passport photo on your LU-Card will not be used for other purposes.

Applying for a LU-Card for a guest or visitor

If your guest or visitor has a ULCN account with broad facilities such as access to a network disc, they can apply for a LU-Card themselves via uPrefs. If your guest or visitor does not have a LU-Card or has a LU-Card with limited facilities, you can apply for a LU-Card on their behalf via your Guest Management System (GMS) contact person.

Using the LU-Card

More information about using the LU-Card:

You need a LU-Card at a number of locations to be able to print and copy. Staff at these locations automatically have a credit on their LU-Card. Other staff can credit their LU-Card online or via a PinPoint at a University location.

If you have problems with printing and copying using your LU-Card, please report this as quickly as possible via this form.

First upload a current passport photo in Account Services. Then go to one of the helpdesks to block your current LU-Card and to pick up your new LU-Card. There may be costs involved in this. Take your current LU-Card or valid proof of identity with you.

When you leave the University, your LU-Card will be deactivated. If you are leaving temporarily, don’t throw your LU-Card away because it can be re-activated at a later date.

What should you do if your LU-Card stops working or you have some other problem?

Questions about your LU-Card
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