Get an ID

As of August 31, 2021, we’re experiencing ID card shortages from our vendor. We encourage you to request your ID card by email or mail (see below) and we will mail your card as soon as we receive our next shipment.

Use your university ID to:

  • Access parking and other university facilities
  • Check out library books from the Metropolitan State Library
  • Check out library books from any Minnesota State library
  • Other student-related services

Where to get an ID

On the Saint Paul campus

Get an ID at:

To receive a card, you must show a valid, government-issued photo ID (for example, a driver’s license or passport). We will take your photograph and print your ID in a few minutes.

By mail

If you cannot get your ID in person, you may apply by mail. Send:

  • A color, wallet-sized photo of yourself
  • A photocopy of your Minnesota driver’s license or equivalent
  • Your 8-digit student ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number

To:
University IDs
Library and Learning Center
Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

Allow 7 to 10 days for mailing and processing.

By email

To request an ID, email library.circulation@metrostate.edu with:

  • A color photo of yourself
  • A picture or scan of your Minnesota driver’s license or equivalent
  • Your 8-digit student ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number
  • Your mailing address

Your ID will be mailed to the address provided. Allow 7 to 10 days for mailing and processing.

Replacement IDs

A replacement fee is charged for lost or damaged IDs.