The Runner Card is more than just an ID card. It's your key to security, savings, and convenience. Each card is printed with your picture, your CSUB ID number, along with a bar code.  As a student, your RunnerCard doubles as your library card, health-services card, copying/printing card, Student Rec Center card and food service card. For faculty and staff, your RunnerCard is your identification card and in special cases, it may permit access to secured areas.

To get a RunnerCard, you need to be enrolled as a student or employed as Faculty or Staff.  You will need to come to the RunnerCard office complete the appropriate form. For Faculty and Staff, you will need to have your department's chartfield string.

We are here to make your life easier and safer. Please call us if you have any questions about the RunnerCard.


RunnerCard Fees
Student RunnerCard Form
Faculty/Staff RunnerCard Form


The commonly asked questions regarding the RunnerCard are listed below for your convenience.

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How much does a RunnerCard cost?

The fee structure for a RunnerCard is as follows:

ClassificationNew Card RequestFirst ReplacementSubsequent Replacements
University Student Free $5.00 $10.00
Extended University Student $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Faculty $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Staff $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

Do I need to do anything special to protect my RunnerCard?

Treat your RunnerCard as you would any bank issued credit or debit card. Keep your RunnerCard away from all magnetic fields that may demagnetize or decode your card. Do not punch holes, bend or scratch the card.

How safe is the money on my RunnerCard?

With the RunnerCard, your money is safe. No one else can use your card once you report it lost. As soon as you report it lost, your old card is deactivated so that only you have access to the cash via your new card. It costs $5 to replace the first time you lose it, $10 the second time and thereafter.

Can I add my meal plan or Dining Dollars to my RunnerCard?

Yes, you can load your RunnerCard with money that can be used only at Aramark facilities (Dining Dollars). Please direct any questions regarding depositing money, Dining Dollars balance inquiries, or meal plan purchases  to the Food Service team.

Can I use my RunnerCard to make purchases on campus?

The RunnerCard serves as a campus debit card, with a limit of $300. You will be able to purchase goods and services at various campus outlets simply by swiping the card through a magnetic-strip reader. The computer keeps track of your card’s balance. You may add money to your card at the cashier's office or the Automatic Deposit Machines (ADM’s) located in the library on the Lower Level and 2nd Floor. Money can be deposited on to the RunnerCard according to Fiscal Services’ established methods. Once the payment has been made, cashiering moves the balance to the RunnerCard system.

RunnerCard Office

Phone: 661-654-2440
Location: Walter Stiern Library, Room 1B (lower level)

Hours of Operation

Quarters: Fall, Winter, and Spring

Monday - Thursday
7am - 10pm

7am - 5pm


11am - 7pm

Quarter: Summer