Verify your status as student at JU
A valid JU Card confirms that you have access to the university premises, functions and services.
The JU Card gives you access to the premises that you should have access to. Access is dependent on your studies (what course and/or what programme). If there are any reasons to change your access you should contact your programme coordinator.
Library card at the University Library
The JU Card is automatically set as your library card at the University Library. You can borrow books by using the JU Card at the self-service machines.
Printing and copying
Use your JU Card to identify yourself at the printers/photo copiers. You will be recognized by the system and you will be able to access your printouts and your charged money (only students). More information on printing/copying can be found here.
Proof of Jönköping Student Union membership
If you are a member of the Jönköpings Student Union, you will get the union´s and the student association´s logotype on your JU Card. Read more on how to become a member in Jönköpings Student Union
Together with your student union and association logotype you will also get the Mecenat logotype printed on your JU-card, which gives you access to many student discounts. You will get Mecenat discounts irrespective of your study pace (full-time or part-time).
If your study pace is at least 75% you can also receive travel discounts, for which you will receive the logotype of SJ, the Swedish railways, on your JU-card. More information about the discounts can be found on the Mecenat website (the website is unfortunately not yet available in English)
Period of validity
Access to buildings on campus is connected to your user account as well as the login to the university's printers. The University Library card will also work in the time between two semesters enabling you to access the library functions that you need. None of these three functions will be affected by the visible validity period of the Student Union that is stated on the card.
Some functions on your card need to be renewed each semester, such as the verification of membership of Jönköping Student Union and its student associations. On the front of your JU-card you can find how long your membership in the Jönköping Student Union is valid. As soon as you've registered in Ladok and paid the membership fee you can update your JU Card at one of the card stations or at a card writer. Read more about how to update your card here.