Serving the Yale community

Yale ID & Access Control

ID Center Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We accept walk-in visits for ID cards, but appointments are required for other services.

Book Appointment

The Public Safety ID Center is responsible for issuing and administering Yale University ID Cards, as well as managing the campus building access control system.

There are two ID Card Centers to meet your needs, one located on central campus and the other located at the medical school.

All students, faculty and staff at the university are required to obtain an ID card. The ID card identifies you as a current member of the Yale community and should be carried with you at all times while you are on campus. The ID card controls access to residential colleges, dining halls, libraries, recreational facilities, and other university buildings and services. 

The ID Center offers additional services for the Yale community including fingerprinting, passport photos, notary service, and issues cards to vistors, contractors, and vendors who need access to university buildings.

  • Fingerprinting

    Yale Public Safety provides electronic fingerprinting services free of charge to any Yale student, staff, or faculty member.

  • Sponsored Identity

    Request an access card for a volunteer, visitor, or committee member who has a valid business reason for physical access to a building.

  • Passport Photo

    Passport photos are available at the Yale ID Center by appointment only.

  • Notary Service

    Notary service available.