Library Borrowing Privileges for Alumni

  • With the closure of physical UBC Library branches due to COVID-19, the library is unable to provide services to Alumni.  Contact if you have questions about your library account.

Application Process

  • Download your alumni UBC app from the Apple or Google Play stores. Apply for your Alumni Library Barcode to be added to your app here. 
  • Once a barcode is visible on the Verified Tile of your app, you are registered and ready to sign out material. 
  • Please visit the Library Services Desk at any UBC Library to perform the check-out process. The staff must enter the number from your app and check your identification. .
  • It may take up to 10 days for your barcode to appear in the app. 

Resources & Services

  • Basic reference assistance, access to online resources using library branch computers, collections use and study spaces are available to everyone in the libraries free of charge.
  • Remote access to most online resources is restricted by licensing agreements to current UBC students, staff and Faculty.
  • Most books can be borrowed for 2-weeks and are renewable if they are not requested by another borrower.
  • Interlibrary loans are available at a minimum charge of $30 per request. Contact the Interlibrary Loan department for more details.
  • Alumni library privileges are for personal use only and may not be transferred to family members or used for business purposes

UBC Okanagan Alumni

  • Alumni from the Okanagan campus can also access these library resources. 

Did You Know?

  • Lost or stolen Alumni Cards must be reported to both the Alumni Office at 604-822-3313 (toll-free at 1-800-883-3088) and the UBC Library online or at 604-822-2406