You can only get a West Card if you are registered as a student on a course or program at University West and if you have created an account. When you create your account you choose a personal PIN code for your card.
Your card can be obtained from Servicecenter, bring identification. Servicecenter is open from 08:00 until 16:30 (on Fridays until 16.00). When you finish your studies, you return the card.
Your card is personal to you. As a student you have access to the student computer rooms and the study rooms. Most of the classrooms can however only be accessed once a teacher has opened the door.
Every day when you arrive to campus, you validate the card at one of the validating points. You find one of them opposite Servicecenter and at ten other locations located strategically around the campus.
You place the card in one of the validation points and enter your personal code. Hold up the card again and wait for the little green man. By validating your card it is 'activated' for a period of 12 hours, thus permitting access to various parts of the campus via the entrance and internal doors. After 12 hours, you have to do validate the card again to reactivate it for a further twelve hour period.
To enter the university outside opening hours, you hold up your card in front of the readersweap placed beside the entrance doors. Then you enter your personal code. Using the card and your code you can access the university buildings between 07.00 and 22.30 all weekdays.
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Once you have got access to your West Card, you can use it for library loans.
If you lose your card you must contact the Servicecenter (phone no 0520 22 30 00) and report it as lost. If you need a replacement card, you will be charged 50 SEK.
It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the rules that apply to the use of your West Card during the period in which you possess one.