Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

APS User Information

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018: Family members of users requiring site access will need to submit a visitor registration form to request access. All family member requests must contain a justification for the need for access or for how the request meets the mission of Argonne.


The Argonne Guest House now offers a shuttle service between the hotel and the Main Gate for its guests! The shuttle is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

A color-coded map of Argonne National Laboratory is now available to better assist navigation around the Lab! APS is located in the 400 area.

Users Information - My APS Portal

  • you: your visits to APS, site access permission, user agreement, training, contact/bio information
  • your research: proposals, ESAFs, EEFs
  • action items: things that need to be addressed before you arrive at Argonne

Your user badge number is your key to My APS Portal. Need a badge number? Register to be a user!

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