Locks & Keys

Keys to buildings, rooms, and elevators are issued by the F&S Locksmith Shop. Requests for new or replacement keys must be made through the my.FS Portal with a service request. All new duplicate and replacement keys will be provided at the department’s expense. Departments are encouraged to account for their keys as there is no longer a Master Key Inventory.

Instructions for submitting a Service Request and attaching a document

Key Request Form XLSX
The key request form needs to be filled out by a department authorized key requester. The requester will then submit a service request for the keys and attach the form.

Department Key Authorization Forms
Use this form to submit name of person in the department authorized to request keys. The form must be signed by the Department Head or Dean. The form should be submitted to the F&S Service Office in electronic format.


Wireless Card Access

The Locksmith Shop administers the campus wireless card access system. It utilizes battery powered door hardware which is programmed via a wireless network similar to, but separate from the campus “wifi” network. Each lock retains its own memory, so will operate independently regardless of power outages or network interruptions. A variety of locks are available to accommodate most new and existing doors on campus. Hardware is available for both magnetic stripe I-cards and the dual technology proximity cards. Since each door utilizes wireless technology, installation costs are typically lower than other systems. Multiple doors may be connected to a single wireless node, as long as they are within wireless range. Installation and programming are managed by the Locksmith Shop.

For more information, please contact the F&S Locksmith Shop at 217-333-1907 or email shop29@illinois.edu.

Card Access

An electronic access control system using your university-issued I-Card is available through Systems & Controls. Call 217-300-5432 or email CardAccessRequest@illinois.edu for more information.