The Centre, Needles Hall

8:30AM - 4:30PM Monday-Friday

CLOSED LABOUR DAY - Monday, Sep 6, 2021

Apply now for your WatCard             

Incoming students that will be on campus this fall need to apply for your physical WatCard and upload your photo to be used on your card. We will not be taking photos in our office, you must apply in advance.

Student WatCard

Apply for your WatCard

Incoming students, who will be on campus, must apply for their WatCard, and upload a photo for use on their physical card.

Before applying, verify that your preferred name is correct in WatIAM. Failure to complete this step, will result in a $20 reprint fee, to update the name on your card.

Students who will be in Waterloo during the Fall 2021 term and have not yet had a physical WatCard should apply. The application form is for anyone who started classes Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, or will be starting in Fall 2021. If you received a PDF version during the 2020/2021 academic year, you should use this form to apply for your physical card.

3 easy steps:

  1. Apply
  2. Upload your photo and supporting identification documentation
  3. Pick up your WatCard in person


Studying remotely?

Students who do not plan to be in Waterloo, do not require a physical WatCard. We do NOT mail cards. If you require access to Library resources, you may apply for a PDF version which contains your Library barcode and will be emailed to you. There is no photo on the digital version and it cannot be used to access in person resources.