Library Cards for Visiting Scholars

Visiting Faculty With Visiting Appointments

  • Visiting Faculty are appointed through UBC Faculty Relations and apply for a UBC Visiting Faculty ID card at the UBC Carding Office
  • The UBC Visiting Faculty ID card serves as a library card

Visiting Scholars Collaborating With UBC Faculty Members On Research

  • Visiting Scholars collaborating with UBC Faculty members on their research can request the UBC faculty member authorize them to borrow library materials and access services in their name
  • UBC Faculty complete the Faculty Authorization Application Form and bring it along with one piece of government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s licence, passport) to one of the UBC Library locations listed on the form

Visiting Scholars Not Affiliated With UBC

  • Faculty and students visiting from other universities may be eligible for free UBC Community Borrower Library cards through reciprocal borrowing arrangements
  • Applicants apply in person at Koerner Library or UBCO Library with one piece of government issued photo ID and proof of a local address

Did You Know?

  • Lost or stolen cards can be reported online