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 your library privileges. You will need your UBC Employee ID number to apply online. If you have not received it, contact Clinical Faculty Affairs by 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

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  • 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