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Your CSUN Photo ID

All faculty, staff and students must obtain a CSUN Photo I.D. card before they may use many of the Library services, including checking out Library materials and equipment. The Photo I.D. Card contains your 14-digit Library Barcode. More information about photo ID cards is available for students and for faculty and staff.

Activating your Barcode

Before you can use your barcode it needs to be activated in the Library's computer system. This is done automatically for students. Faculty and staff need to have their barcodes activated at the Oviatt Library Guest Services/Checkout Desk.

Using your Barcode

You need an activated barcode to do any of the following:

  • check out books and other library materials
  • view items on E-Reserve
  • renew books online

In addition, the Library's computer system requires you to have an activated barcode in order to use the Library subscription resources.