What is UCARD?

UCARD is the UCD campus smartcard.

The UCARD is the official identification card for UCD students and staff. The UCARD is multi-functional, and is used for numerous services on campus e.g. library, identification, printing, photocopying, access control and much more.

 ‘One card for all functions’

Your UCARD offers convenience, flexibility and most importantly security. It gives you a personal confidential UCARD account.

You can use it anywhere you see the UCARD symbol next to a pay or service point which currently includes.

  • CopiPrint (Print, Copy & Scanning)
  • Access, if applicable, to UCD Sports & Fitness and the Library
  • Allows UCD Summer guests access to their rooms and laundry facilities.
  • Use it as an electronic purse
  • Identification


DO NOT top-up your UCARD account before getting your first physical card!