Leuphana Card

How to get Leuphana Card

If you already have a Mensacard and a library ID card, you will receive the Leuphana Card free of charge at the library. The money stored on your Mensacard will be automatically transferred to your Leuphana Card.Please bring the cards already in your possession and your ID card and have your  LG number at hand.

For the newly issued card, you will have to pay a deposit of EUR 10.00. To activate the library and printing functionality, you will have to pay a one-time fee of EUR 5.00. Please register beforehand using the online registration form.

The maximum amount is EUR 100.00.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the Leuphana Card also available to employees and private users?
  • Where can I top-up the Leuphana Card? Are there any differences in the card top-up machines?
  • When topping-up, are the various accounts filled?
  • Where do I hand back my Leuphana Card?
  • In the libraries, can I continue to pay in cash or with my EC card?
  • Does the membership of the Leuphana Card expire?
  • Does my library account password change?
  • Can I have a statement of account showing the payments made with my Leuphana Card?
  • What happens if I lose my Leuphana Card?
  • Do I have to change my old ID cards immediately?

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Leuphana Card also available to employees and private users?

Not at this moment in time. However, there is ongoing planning to issue them to employees; this step is linked to the restructuration of the time-recording system, amongst others.

Where can I top-up the Leuphana Card? Are there any differences in the card top-up machines?

There are card top-up machines for the Leuphana Card in the canteen of the main campus, in the foyer of the Central Library and in the canteen of the Rote Feld Campus.
All card top-up machines take only cash. There are plans to change this in the medium-term.

The Leuphana Card can also be topped-up with cash at the canteen tills, there are medium-term plans to make it possible to top-up the card at the library tills also.

When topping-up, are the various accounts filled?

The Leuphana Card is like an electronic purse. It means that only one "account" is filled when you load money onto it. If, for example, you load EUR 50.00 onto your card, it makes no difference if you use it to buy food in the canteen, pay fines, or use it to print/copy.

Where do I hand back my Leuphana Card?

Please hand your card back at the library service desk. Money left on the card will be paid back in the canteen.

In the libraries, can I continue to pay in cash or with my EC card?

Even after the introduction of the Leuphana Card, it is still possible to pay cash or with an EC card at the library lending desk.

Does the membership of the Leuphana Card expire?

Yes, the card has an expiry date, which is updated every year. In that process, the status of the card holder is checked and stored on the card (this status is necessary for paying at the canteen).


Independently of this, the user authorisation for the library expires every 500 days. It must be refreshed at the library.

Does my library account password change?

No, the transfer does not affect the password, nor all other personal data stored on it by the library.

Can I have a statement of account showing the payments made with my Leuphana Card?

Yes, this is possible. However, you cannot do this at the library desks; you need to make a separate application at the Students Support Organisation (Studentenwerk). For such applications, you may want write directly to the e-mail address leuphanacard@leuphana.de.

What happens if I lose my Leuphana Card?

You must report the loss of the Leuphana Card immediately. It will be blocked at the library. Then the order to block the card is sent automatically to the Students Support Organisation (Studentenwerk), the IT service, in order to stop the pay function in these places too.

If you lose your card, any money that is still on it cannot be refunded or transferred, as the credit balance is stored only on the card. A replacement card is subject to a new fee (EUR 10.00 deposit + EUR 5.00 handling charge).

Do I have to change my old ID cards immediately?

You don't have to, but it is recommended to do it.

The Leuphana Card combines, next to the canteen payment card and library ID card, a payment function for the multifunctional devices for printing, scanning and copying, which will be introduced everywhere on all campuses until September 2016.

Terms of use

No personal data is stored on the Leuphana Card. Loss or damage of the card must be reported to leuphanacard@leuphana.de. If you lose your card, any money that is still on it cannot be refunded or transferred, as the credit balance is stored only on the card. A new card will be issued at the cost of EUR 15.00 for fees and deposit.