Library Access for Students

Undergraduate & Graduate Students

  • You must be a currently registered student with Enrollment Services in order to borrow library material and access library services.
  • Your CWL (Campus Wide Login) will provide access to UBC library eResources.
  • Your UBCcard (physical or digital version) is your library card.
  • Apply for your UBCcard through the UBC Carding Office.

UBC Okanagan Students

Distance Education Students

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Students must apply for a new UBCcard if their registration status changes (e.g., Undergraduate to Graduate) to receive the new borrowing privileges.
  • UBC students are eligible for Reciprocal Borrowing privileges at other universities through reciprocal borrowing arrangements.
  • Students 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.