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KPU Library COVID-19 Response

KPU Card Issuance

Apply for your KPU Card Online 

To get your KPU Card:

  1. Apply online using the KPU Card Submission Form on The KPU Card.
  2. Wait for an email from the Library that states your card is ready to pick up with an appointment.
  3. Make an appointment (via a link in the email).
  4. Visit the campus library you selected at your appointment time. Bring your phone and proper ID. You will need to call our Service Desk to notify a staff member of your arrival. The number is posted by the Service Desk.

Please adhere to KPU's COVID-19 policies, such as mask wearing and physical distancing, while in our spaces. 

KPU Card Information

The purpose of a KPU Card is for identification, borrowing physical items from the library’s collections (like books or a student laptop), and tap access for printing and photocopying. If you have a U-Pass, you are advised here to have a student card as proof of student ID. Some instructors require student ID during exams, so be sure to ask your instructor ahead of time. But plan ahead: the process can take days.

The submission process to apply for your KPU Card is online. Once you receive confirmation that your KPU Card is ready, you will have to pick up your card from one of our library locations. We cannot mail you your card, nor can we issue an e-version. The process is the same for both students and employees. 

If you are a new student, you can apply for your KPU Card one month before your class start date.

KPU employees, you may need to arrange for a short term visit to campus during your appointment time, as outlined in the July 14 KPU COVID-19 response statement.

Please read this important information about KPU's Personal Information Collection Guidelines.

While the library processes KPU Cards as soon as we can, this process takes time, so please plan ahead! We thank you for your patience.

Paying for Printing

How do I load money on my card to print?

During this suspension of most library public services, the only way to add money to your PaperCut account (to pay for printing or copying) is online.

You must be on campus to do this and payment is by credit card only. Temporary credit cards such as Visa gift cards are permitted, although you may need to register the card before using it. 

1. Using Library computers
  1. Double click the Papercut icon on the computer desktop (if you can’t find the icon go to and use your KPU login).
  2. From the left hand menu choose Add Credit.
  3. In the Amount to add field choose an amount from the drop down list. Online deposits are limited to: $1, $2, $5, $10, $15 and $20.
  4. Click on Add value.
  5. Fill out the Payment Details screen and click on Process Transaction.
2. Using your laptop or mobile device
  1. Connect to the KPUSecureStudent wireless network.
  2. Log into your student printing account at
  3. Follow steps b) through e) above.


For prices and print/copy/scan instructions go to

Community Borrowers

Can I get a Community Borrower card, or renew my card online?

The Library is unable to issue or renew Community Borrower cards or extend Community Borrower privileges at this time.

Once the Library resumes full in-person services please visit us at any campus library and we will be happy to set up a new Community Borrower account or renew your existing Community Borrower card.