Public Safety

Emergency Line: 718-488-1078

Photo ID Information

LIU Card - Your Card is Key. Don’t leave home without it

Every student at the Brooklyn Campus is issued a Long Island University photo ID card (the LIU Card). The LIU Card serves many functions. It is used for purchasing food in the dining areas. At the Bursar or through machines located in Main Building Lobby, you can add money to your LIU Card for food purchases. Any food purchased with the LIU card is tax-free for students.

In addition, your LIU Card serves as your library card. To use any of the library facilities, including the bookstacks and computer labs, you will need to present your card; you will also need it to take out books from the library.

If you live on Campus, your LIU Card also serves as the key to the main entry of your residence hall. If you are visiting a resident student you will need your card to be granted access from the front desk. Most of all, your LIU Card serves as your official identification as a student of the Brooklyn Campus. You are required to show it whenever asked by any member of the Brooklyn Campus Public Safety Department.
LIU Cards are not exchangeable! This means that your friends and relatives cannot use the card to make purchases, take out books, or get into buildings. If someone else uses your card and is caught, the card will be confiscated immediately. Be careful - replacement of a confiscated card costs $25.

To obtain your LIU Card, go to Office Services located on the 4th floor of the Metcalfe Building, room 413. If you lose your LIU Card, you must act immediately!


Call Residence Life at extension 1046. They will cancel your card, stop the use of it, and reassign the funds left on your meal plan. (If you do not notify Residence Life, your card could be used by someone else to get into your building, buy food, or take books out of the library.)


Call Public Safety at extension 1078. Then, go to Office Services (M-413) for a replacement. There is a $25 fee for a new card.

Photo ID Hours

Monday thru Friday:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Photo ID

*Please note these hours are only valid when classes are in session.

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