Smart Campus: PutraVID At The Sultan Abdul Samad Library | SULTAN ABDUL SAMAD LIBRARY
» ARTICLE » Smart Campus: PutraVID at the Sultan Abdul Samad Library

Smart Campus: PutraVID at the Sultan Abdul Samad Library

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has adopted an approach to using virtual identity cards for students and staff to replace physical card usage beginning with the 2018/2019 student enrollment session. The virtual card named Putra®Virtual ID (Putra®VID) is a smartphone and web-based environment application and comes with an identity recognition control system using Quick Response (QR Code) technology.

Putra®VID virtual cards have many added value in terms of usage and come with a more efficient control system than physical card usage. The application works online where all validations of student and staff identity (QR Putra®VID Code per student / staff) are reviewed immediately and given access or service authorization via UPM-ID system reference database.

To support this initiative, Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad (PSAS) has installed two new Barrier Gate units at the Main Library entrance / exit and also at the Graduate Wing Entrance which will scan the card QR code before being allowed to enter the Library.

The use of the Putra®VID virtual student card has also been integrated with the self-check machine, to facilitate UPM students and staff to borrow the book and book renewal process at the Main Library and Branch Library.


Date of Input: 08/02/2020 | Updated: 08/02/2020 | muizzudin


Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
03-9769 8642
03-9769 4747