Library Cards for Faculty

UBC Faculty

  • Your UBCcard is your library card.
  • Obtain your card from the UBC Carding Office
  • A valid UBCcard is required for library privileges and to access library e-Resources.
  • Certain units on campus are not eligible for UBCcards at this time and must apply for library privileges at Koerner Library.

UBC Okanagan Faculty

UBC Clinical Faculty

  • Eligible faculty hold active UBC appointments.
  • Apply for library access
    • In person at the UBC Carding Office for your UBCcard or
    • Online to request, activate, or renew a library card. You will need your UBC ID number to apply online. If you have not received it, contact Clinical Faculty Affairs at 604-875-4111 ext. 68647 or email

Faculty Authorization Library Card

  • UBC Faculty may authorize people they work with to borrow library materials and access library e-Resources and services with a Faculty Authorization library card.
  • Complete the Faculty Authorization Form and apply with one piece of government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s licence, passport) at Koerner library, Woodward library, Biomedical Branch library or UBCO library.

Visiting Faculty

Did You Know?

  • UBC Emeriti and retired UBC Faculty must have an appointment with UBC Human Resources that reflects their emeriti or retired status. They may then apply for a new UBCcard in order to continue to borrow library materials and access library e-Resources and services.
  • UBC faculty planning to use libraries at other universities may be eligible to access the institution’s library resources through reciprocal borrowing arrangements
  • Students who have forgotten their UBCcard and need to borrow library materials may apply for a temporary library card at any UBC branch library. One piece of government-issued, photo ID (e.g., driver’s licence, passport) must be shown when applying for a temporary library card and only one card may be issued per academic term.
  • Lost or stolen cards issued by the UBC Carding Office can be reported online
  • Lost or stolen cards issued by UBC Library can be reported to Koerner Library at 604-822-2406, Okanagan Library at 250-807-9107 or online