Undergraduate & Graduate Students
- Your UBC student ID card is your Library card
- You need a valid card to borrower Library materials and access online resources and services
- Eligible students must be registered with the Student Service Centre (SSC)
- Obtain your card from the UBC Carding Office
- Apply to UBCO Student and Information Services for your UBC Student ID card
Distance Education Students
- Apply for access to Library resources
- Distance Education Students are eligible to register for Distance Learning Library Services
Did You Know?
- To access library resources, you will need your PIN (personal identification number). Your first PIN is the last 5 digits of the barcode number on the back of your student ID/Library card. Have you changed your PIN and forgotten it? Request another be emailed to you.
- Returning students must pay library fines to renew library privileges
- You must apply for a new UBC student ID card if you change student status (e.g., Undergraduate to Graduate)
- UBC students planning to use libraries at other universities may be eligible to access the institution’s library resources free of charge through reciprocal borrowing arrangements
- Forgot your UBC student ID and need to borrow library materials?
- Apply for a temporary library card at any UBC library branch
- You’ll need to show one piece of government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s licence, passport)
- Patrons are limited to the issuance of one temp card per term
- Lost and stolen cards can be reported online