Library Cards for Visiting Scholars

Visiting Faculty with Visiting Appointments

  • Visiting Faculty must have an appointment with UBC and apply for a UBCcard as Visiting Faculty at the UBC Carding Office.
  • Your UBCcard is your library card.

Visiting Scholars Collaborating with UBC Faculty Members On Research

  • Visiting Scholars collaborating with UBC Faculty members may receive library privileges if they are authorized by a UBC Faculty member.
  • Complete the Faculty Authorization Application Form and apply at Koerner Library, Woodward Library, Biomedical Branch Library or UBCO Library and present one piece of government-issued, photo ID (e.g., driver’s licence, passport).

Visiting Scholars Not Affiliated with UBC

  • Faculty and students visiting from other universities may be eligible for UBC Community Borrower library privileges through reciprocal borrowing arrangements.
  • Apply in person at Koerner Library or UBC Okanagan Library and provide valid ID from your university as well as one piece of government-issued, photo ID and proof of a local address.

Did You Know?

  • Lost or stolen cards can be reported online.