Reciprocal Borrowing for UBC Students, Faculty & Staff

  • Borrowing privileges vary among libraries and fees for services may be charged.
  • You are expected to abide by the regulations of each host library including fines and loan periods.
  • Contact the destination library to learn about privileges and fees prior to your departure.

 

Borrowing In-person at Other Canadian University Libraries

  • UBC Library participates in a national interlibrary agreement, the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement (CURBA)
  • This agreement provides UBC students, faculty and staff with free borrowing privileges at participating libraries that are members of the following consortia:
    • COPPUL: Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries
    • OCUL: Ontario Council of University Libraries
    • CREPUQ: Conference des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec
    • CAUL: Council of Atlantic University Libraries

Application Process

  • Before leaving UBC:
    • Present your current UBCcard at the circulation desks of Koerner Library (604-822-2406) or Okanagan Campus Library (250-807-9107)
    • Members in good standing will be issued a COPPUL Card valid to the end of the academic year, August 31st
  • At the university library where you are seeking privileges:
    • Present your COPPUL Card to staff at the circulation desk.
    • A separate library card for that library will be issued to you.
    • Keep your COPPUL card as you may be asked to present it again.

Accessing University of Toronto Library

  • University of Toronto Library no longer provides free borrowing privileges to graduate students, faculty & staff from other Canadian universities including UBC.
  • UBC graduate students, faculty or staff planning to do research at the University of Toronto Library should contact Lynne Gamache (lynne.gamache@ubc.ca) to find out how the UBC Library can assist you in acquiring borrowing privileges.
  • University of Toronto does not permit lending to undergraduates from other institutions whether a fee is paid or not.

Accessing University Libraries in the USA for UBC Faculty

  • A reciprocal borrowing agreement exists between UBC and participating university libraries in the USA via the OCLC Reciprocal Borrowing Program for UBC faculty.
  • Borrowing privileges vary among libraries and fees for services may be charged.
  • Before leaving UBC:
    • Present your current UBC faculty ID card at the circulation desks of Koerner Library (604-822-1443) or Okanagan Campus Library (250-807-9107).
    • Members in good standing will be issued an OCLC Card valid to the end of the academic year, August 31st.
  • At the university library where you are seeking privileges:
    • Go to the Library Cards desk and present your OCLC card.

For more information: Ask at the Koerner Library Circulation Desk or call 604-822-2406.

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Library:Reciprocal_Borrowing_for_UBC_Students,_Faculty_&_Staff