pyscard - Python for smart cards

pyscard - Python smart card library - is a Python module adding smart cards support to Python.


The pyscard project is available from different sources:

Patch/bug reports

Report bugs or issues on github issues or sourceforge.

Report patches as github pull requests or on sourceforge feature requests system.


Pyscard consists of:

  • smartcard.scard, an extension module wrapping the WinSCard API (smart card base components) also known as PC/SC, and
  • smartcard, a higher level Python framework built on top of the raw PC/SC API.


High level API samples: See pyscard smartcard framework samples

Low level API samples: See PCSC wrapper samples



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