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NEW! Request a Student ID Card Online – Avoid the lineups!

Student ID Cards are proof that you are a College of the Rockies student and will be required for access to any College of the Rockies Campuses for Fall 2020. To maintain physical distancing protocol, the Library will mail new cards to both new and returning students upon request. New international students must be on campus to receive a Student ID Card.

Please note that ID cards are mailed via Canada Post and may take up to two weeks for delivery.

To request a Student ID card using the NEW online method, email ID Cards with your:


  • First and Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Student Number
  • Current Address
  • Phone Number
  • Name of the course(s) you are enrolled in and indicate how the program is being delivered: face-to-face, online, or directed studies.
  • A photo of yourself in JPG or PNG format. The photo should be a head shot, from the shoulders up, and taken against a plain, light background without filters. Remember to smile!
    **Headgear is not permitted unless for medical or religious purposes.

You must be registered for courses prior to submitting your picture.

Your picture must:

  • Have your face clearly visible and looking directly at the camera - NO profile or glamour shots
  • Be in colour
  • Have a plain background
  • Be in JPEG or PNG format
  • Have been taken in the last 6 months
  • Be suitable for official identification

Your picture cannot:

  • Have shadows on the face because of uneven lighting
  • Contain headgear (hat, etc.) unless for medical or religious purposes
  • Have you wearing sunglasses
  • Have you making inappropriate expressions
  • Be cropped too close (i.e. cutting off the top of your head)


Please keep your Student ID card for future semesters.  The Library staff will simply update the card.

Lost/stolen cards can be reprinted for a $3.50 fee.

To borrow and renew library materials (even from the comfort of your own home!) or to get student discounts please request a Student ID card. 

Your student ID card confirms that you are a College of the Rockies student. You will use it for all kinds of essential everyday campus activities, from using the library and printing/photocopying documents via PaperCut, riding the Cranbrook Transit bus, access the College’s gymnasium, and writing exams. For these reasons, please carry your student ID card with you at all times.

If you have lost or damaged your Student ID card you will need to purchase a replacement at $3.50.  Eligible, full time students will have a U-Pass applied to their Student ID card. Follow this link for borrowing services.

Note:  You do not need a Student ID card to access your college webmail or the library's online journal articles.

If you have any questions please contact the Library:

  • By email
  • Call 250-489-8292 (local calls) or 877-489-2687 local 3292 (toll free)
  • Please include your name, student number and contact information when sending an email or leaving a voice message.



Your College Staff ID card obtained through the Library also acts as your Library card. 

To obtain a Staff ID card visit the Library with confirmation of employment, or an email to the from your department head stating your start/end date, as well as employment number.  Staff cards are valid for three years or until your term has ended. Follow this link for borrowing services.

Community Users

To obtain a Library card you must be a resident within the College Region (Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Golden, Invermere and Kimberley). Visit the Library with a piece of government issued photo identification and proof of current address.  There is no fee.  Cards are valid for two years from date of issue and may be renewed if there are no outstanding fees. The Library offers borrowing and other services to community users.