At UBC Vancouver
Public Computers at UBC Vancouver Libraries
Most UBC Library computers require users to log in using their UBC/Library card barcode and PIN or CWL.Community members and public users can obtain guest access IDs from the library circulation desk. Government issued photo ID is required for the guest access IDs. Some computers throughout UBC Library branches require no login, but provide access to the UBC Library website only and in some cases, a document viewer for printing.
All PC workstations have sound cards, USB ports, and either a CD-RW or DVD-RW drive with the following software (except those with restricted access as noted above):
- Web Browsers: Internet Explorer and Firefox
- Chinese/Japanese/Korean Input Methods
- Adobe Reader with Chinese/Japanese/Korean fonts
- Windows Messenger (for basic MSN connections)
- Refworks Write’n'Cite
- Google Earth
- Adobe Flash
- Multimedia Players including: Real Player, Quicktime Player, and Windows Media Player.
- Most computers: Microsoft Office 2010 (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Compatibility Pack for reading Office 2007/2010 files)
GIS/Statistical Software PC Workstations
- Room 217, Koerner Library
Availability: Walk in, except during scheduled workshops. Check workshop calendar.
Hours: Same as Koerner Library
- Room 218A, Koerner Library
- Room 218A, Koerner Library
Six Dell computer workstations with Samsung widescreen LCD monitors
Availability: Inquire at the Research Commons desk, Level 2, Koerner Library, to be let in to the lab. For a few hours each week, several computers in the lab are reserved for research consultations, but the others remain available for use.
Hours: 10am-5pm Monday - Friday
- Mac Workstations
- Mac workstations are available on level 3 of the Chapman Learning Commons, in the Digital Media Commons on level 3 of the Music, Art & Architecture Library, on level 3 of Koerner Library and on level 2 of the Law Library. These Mac Workstations have the following software installed:
- All Mac workstations in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (including the Chapman Learning Commons and the Digital Media Commons in the Music, Art & Architecture Library) also have:
- In the Chapman Learning Commons, there are 6 scanners available at the Mac workstations, including an express scanning station with a ten minute time limit.
- Multimedia Mac Workstations
- The Chapman Learning Commons and Digital Media Commons offer Multimedia Mac Workstations with additional software, including:
- The Multimedia Mac workstations in the Music, Art and Architecture Library, also have:
At UBC Okanagan
Public Computers at UBC Okanagan Library
There are 125 student computers in the library. Twenty-eight are located in the Learning Lab (room L111), and the rest in the open area on the main floor. There are 11 Macs with multimedia editing software; the rest of the computers are PCs with Windows 7 and Office 2013.
For more information on software available at the library and in labs around campus, visit the UBCO Computer Labs page.
To use the student computers, log in with your Novell account:
- username: your student number
- password: your birthdate (MM/DD/YY)