Public Computers & Software

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.


PC Workstations

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):

Mac Workstations

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 Chapman Learning Commons 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)