Library

Campus ID

I'm new to the campus, how do I get a new ID?

Students - Your first ID is included in your student fees. Submit your photo following the instructions below, make sure your mailing address is current, and we will print and mail your ID card to you.

  1. Log into myHumboldt using your HSU user name and password
  2. Click the button near the top to access Student Center
  3. Use the navigation at the top of the page to go to: Main Menu > Humboldt CS Customization > HUM Records and Enrollment > Self Photo > Self Photo
  4. Click Upload Photo
  5. You will need to browse to the photo you wish to upload. Once located, click OK.

Faculty, Staff, Administrators

Use the Google form where you will be able to submit your photo.

Please prepare your photo to match these requirements:

  • Must have a white background
  • Must be in color (black and white photos will not be accepted)
  • Must be a full front view of your head and shoulders only
  • Cropped from just above the top of head to collarbone
  • Do not retouch or otherwise enhance or soften photo
  • The file must be in jpg or jpeg format
  • File size cannot exceed 5MB
  • No inappropriate or offensive photographs
  • No sunglasses

I need a replacement ID card

Students, Faculty, Staff, Administrators - Use the Google form.


More ID Information

For Fall 2020, HSU Library will provide Campus ID services via online and mail IDs to your preferred mailing address.  If you have any questions, please email us.

The ID Services offers the following:

  • ID cards for Students, Staff, and Faculty
  • Badges for campus use
  • Library Community Borrower cards for people not affiliated with the campus such as Alum and Residents. (Not currently available because of COVID-19 closure.)

This photo will be your permanent HSU ID card picture throughout your time at HSU. Please keep this in mind when selecting your photo.

Why do I need an HSU-ID card?

  • Use as an HSU Library card for checking out library materials.
  • The ID card is your Jack Pass, providing unlimited rides on public transportation across Humboldt County. The Eureka Transit Service, Humboldt Transit Authority, and Arcata and Mad River Transit System are participants. Click here for bus schedules.
  • Receive discounts on software and hardware at the HSU Bookstore.
  • Use as a debit card for on campus purchases.
  • Use the Student Health Center.
  • Use the campus computer labs.
  • Buy discount tickets at the University Box Office.
  • Attend athletic events for free.
  • Eat meals and do laundry in the residence halls.
  • Use as a door key if you live on campus.
  • Get discounts at local businesses.
  • Get a campus parking permit.

How much does an HSU-ID card cost?

  • For new students who have never attended HSU previously, a $5.00 charge for your first card is included in your fees.
  • A replacement card can be purchased for $5.00.  Access Services Staff will add a $5.00 charge to your account, and then issue your replacement ID.

My HSU-ID card is damaged and no longer works

  • If your card develops wear which prevents it from working for campus related functions (purchases, bus, events), request a new replacement, and destroy the damaged card when the new one arrives. The magnetic strip on the old card will be deactivated.
  • The replacement card will work immediately for all transactions requiring a student ID number. On campus housing students will also need to go to the Housing Office to have their card encoded with their room key code.
  • You may have to pay a bus fare for that trip. Obtain a receipt from the bus driver and take the receipt to the UPD window in the SBS building.

How long is the HSU-ID card valid?

  • The HSU-ID card should last throughout your academic or employment career at HSU.
  • Employees of HSU (Staff/Faculty) are required to turn in their HSU-ID cards upon termination or retirement. Depending on their status, a former employee could be eligible for a Retirement ID card that would allow library privileges. Please consult with your departments for further information.

How do I deposit money onto my C-card account or a J Point account?

  • In person (it takes some minutes for the deposit to show on the account) (NOTE: these locations may not be available due to campus COVID restrictions)
    • Library Café
    • College Creek Market
    • Hilltop Market
    • Giant’s Cupboard
  • Online:
    • You will need to provide a credit card number. There is a $2.00 transaction fee for this service.
  • By phone:
    • Call the Housing Cashier’s Office, (707) 826-5510, between 9am and 4pm.

How do I get a Community Borrower card?

  • Community Borrowers services have been temporarily discontinued during COVID-19 closure.

How do I care for my card?

  • HSU-ID cards should be carried in a protective holder or wallet. Close proximity to magnetic fields (TVs, cell phones, computers, etc.) may decode the magnetic stripe on the card.  Holes should not be punched in the mag stripe area of the card. Try to avoid punching holes in your card, as it may loosen the polycarbonate laminate covering.
  • To maximize the longevity of your card, please avoid doing the following which could be potentially damaging:
    • Leave your card in the hot sun
    • Bite it
    • Habitually bend it
    • Rub it up against another mag stripe
    • Send it through the wash and dry cycles