Library Access for Faculty
UBC Vancouver Faculty
- Faculty must have an active appointment with UBC Human Resources.
- A valid CWL (Campus Wide Login) associated with your appointment is required to access library eResources.
- A valid UBCcard (physical or digital version) is required to borrow books and access many library services.
- Apply for your UBCcard through the UBC Carding Office
UBC Okanagan Faculty
UBC Clinical Faculty
- Eligible faculty will have an active UBC appointment with UBC Human Resources and a valid CWL (Campus Wide Login).
- A valid CWL that is associated with your Employee ID is required to access UBC library eResources.
- Apply for your UBCcard (Vancouver campus | Kelowna campus) to access additional library services (including borrowing physical books, placing Interlibrary Loan requests).
- You will need your UBC Employee ID number to apply for your UBCcard. If you have not received it, contact Clinical Faculty Affairs by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact UBC library to enquire about the status of your current library privileges at email@example.com
Faculty Authorization Library Account
- UBC Faculty can authorize library access to people they are working with through a Faculty Authorization library account.
- Full access to library eResources and physical library books will be available.
- Complete the Faculty Authorization Form and submit the document as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org for processing. The account details will then be sent by email.
UBC Emeriti Faculty
- Emeriti faculty must have an appointment with UBC Human Resources that reflects their emeriti status.
- Emeriti faculty will have full access to library eResources using their CWL (Campus Wide Login) and other library services (including borrowing books, placing Interlibrary Loan requests) when they apply for a new UBCcard through the UBC Carding Office
UBC Retired Faculty
- Retired faculty must have an appointment with UBC Human Resources that reflects their retirement status.
- Retired faculty will have access to most library services (including borrowing books, placing Interlibrary Loan requests) but only retired faculty who also have emeriti status listed with UBC Human Resources will have remote access to library eResources.
- Visiting Faculty with an active appointment with UBC Human Resources will have access to library eResources through CWL (Campus Wide Login) and may apply for a UBCcard through the UBC Carding Office in order to borrow physical books and access many library services.
- Visiting Faculty who do not have a Visiting Faculty Appointment may be eligible for library privileges through reciprocal borrowing arrangements or apply for a Faculty Authorization Library Card to receive library access if they are collaborating with a UBC faculty member.
Frequently Asked Questions
- UBC faculty planning to use libraries at other universities may be eligible to access the institution’s library resources through reciprocal borrowing arrangements
- Faculty who have forgotten their UBCcard can access their digital version through the UBC Carding Office or apply for a temporary library card at any UBC library branch.