Umu card

Here you can find information about the multifunction card at Umeå University, the Umu card.


Photo: Malin Grönborg

The Umu card is a multi-function card for employees and students and has the following functions:

  • Access card
  • Likbrary card for the University Library
  • Copying and printing card.

The umu card is valid at Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus and Campus Örnsköldsvik. 

How can I get the Umu card?

To be able to apply for an Umu card, you must first activate your Umu-id. After that you can place your order for your card in the Umu card portal.

You choose in the portal where you want to pick up your card. When the card is ready, you will receive a notification in the portal and via email. Generally, it takes 2–4 days from the time you ordered your card until you can pick it up. Remember to bring a proof of identity when picking up the card.

How the Umu card functions

Library card

Your Umu card works as a library card for the University Library, Medical Library, UB Arts Campus and Archives and Special Collections.

Entry to the University's premises

The authorisation is controlled by the department, office or equivalent where you are employed. If you require extended authorisation, please contact the Campus Services Office. The Umu card does not function as an access card in University Hospital of Umeå (NUS) premises.

Printing, copying and scanning

You can use your Umu card to identify yourself at the printer when you want to print, copy or scan. You can print from University computers or from your computer and collect your printed pages from any printer within the University. Your Umu card is linked to the department, unit or equivalent where you are employed. The cost of your printed pages and copies will be invoiced there.

self-service portal

In the Umu card portal, you can order your Umu card yourself, change your PIN code, block your card and more: Umu card portal

When working from home, you need VPN to access the portal.

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