Obtain a CatCard

Get your CatCard

Students, faculty and staff receive their first CatCard at no charge.
University affiliates must pay $20 fee for their first CatCard, or may arrange with their sponsoring department to recharge the $20 fee.

Where to Go

The CatCard Office is located in Room 111A on the first floor of Kolligian Library (just past the Students First Center).

Business Hours

Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday through Sunday: Closed

Accepted Identification

Bring a valid form of identification with you to the CatCard Office to obtain your CatCard. We accept:
  • Valid state driver's license
  • State-issued identification card
  • Military-issued identification card
  • Valid U.S. or foreign-issued passport
  • Other government-issued photo identification

Student Requirements

You must be enrolled in at least one class or be a new student participating orientation.

Employee Requirements

New employees must provide:
  • A valid employee identification number (issued by Human Resources);
  • A valid UCMNetID (UC Merced NetID)
You can call the Catcard office at 209-228-2228 prior to visiting to verify if your record is in our system.

Visiting Scholar Requirements

You must provide a memo from your sponsoring department that is written on university letterhead and includes an expiration date. Call before visiting the CatCard office to verify if your record is in our system.