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 
- 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)
- Mac Workstations
- Mac workstations are available on level 3 of the Chapman Learning Commons, on level 3 of Koerner Library and on level 2 of the Law Library. These Mac Workstations have the following software installed:
- 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 offers Multimedia Mac Workstations with additional software, including:
- The Mac workstations in the Digital Media Commons, also have:
At UBC Okanagan
Public Computers at UBC Okanagan Library
At the UBC Okanagan Library, you will find:
- 103 PC’s workstations
- 9 Mac workstations
- Both require UBC Library login.
For more information on public computers, please see the Okanagan Learning Commons website.