Keys & Locks

All keys, whether issued by Facilities Operations Manager Chris Moroney, Grant Coordinator Steven Bishop, or by the UNM Lockshop, are your responsibility. This includes keys to desks, cabinets, or padlocks. Keys are not transferable. Do not give or loan your keys to anyone.

Department of Physics and Astronomy key policy

Updated October 2019

1. To be authorized to receive keys for any lock controlled by the department you must provide Chris with the following:

  • Your Lobo Card (First, before all else), email address, and UNM Banner ID (all in person, not via email for security reasons)
  • For Graduate Students ONLY, Alisa Gibson will email Chris and Steven with authorization for keys to the GSA Computer room, and any Regener Hall keys required
  • For Graduate Students ONLY, notify Chris or Steven if you want to be assigned an office and/or a desk (MUST be pre-approved by a Faculty member owning the space, or by the CHAIR for new space)
  • An email message from a faculty member containing a list of the exact keys you will need. (i.e. "161 lab key" is NOT valid, it must state "Room 116 at Regener Hall", or "GTA Master at Regener Hall", or "PAIS Room 3109", or "Campus Observatory Cabinet 220A")
  • You WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW your Lobo Card and UNM Banner ID at the UNM Lockshop before being allowed any keys from them requested by us

2. We will notify you when the key card(s) are ready.

  • NOTE: If you do NOT have an email address to be notified at, please let us know how you are to be notified when the keys are ready (i.e. phone, mail box, note to another individual, etc.)

General Key policy and information (Everyone)

Due to the Covid-19 situation approved key request can now be processed by Chris Moroney and Steven Bishop via Remote Key Request at:  https://fm.unm.edu/services/lock-shop.html

Directions to The Lockshop can also be found here. The same information above will need to be provided to process a Remote Key Request.

Remote Key Request and Green key authorization cards are DATED. If you do not complete instructions for the Remote Key Request or pick up Green Cards from Chris or Steven, and submit them to the UNM Lockshop, within 30 days from the date on the card, they will NOT be honored and all procedures to acquire the key(s) will have to be repeated in their entirety. This includes having a faculty member resend their e-mail request for your keys to Operations.

In general all requests MUST come from a FACULTY member of the department, unless a Faculty member has previously given Chris authorization to accept one of his/her staff members to authorize his/her keys for him/her.

Please note, that if ALL the information which I type on your Green Key Authorization Cards does not match your Lobo Card EXACTLY, then when the UNM Lockshop compares the two, they may not honor your request and you will have to return both here, and to them at least once more each.

NOTICE: Access to the Lock Shop will temporarily change due to the UNMH construction project on Yale Blvd. 3/1/21

  • Pedestrian access across Lomas at Yale will be closed. Pedestrians access across Lomas will be at University Blvd. However, there will be limited or no safe pedestrian access to the Lock Shop from Lomas. Please do not attempt to navigate the construction barriers to reach the shop. The safest pedestrian access may be via the vehicle access route described below.
  • Vehicle traffic will access the Lock Shop from University Blvd. From University Blvd., go east on Tucker to Camino Servicio Rd., which is past the Facilities Management fenced yard and just prior to the diversion channel bridge (follow red line on the map below). Travel southeast on Camino Servicio into the parking area. Traffic will exit the same way. Please do not enter or exit via the Facilities Management fenced yard.

The project is expected to last approximately six months and traffic patterns may change frequently and without notice so please use caution when traveling in the area. Click map for printable PDF version.

UNM Lock Shop
1839 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 277-1062