Library Cards for Staff

UBC Staff

  • Your UBCcard is your library card.
  • You need a valid UBCcard to borrow library materials and use library services.
  • You need a valid CWL account to access library eResources.
  • Staff must have an active appointment with UBC Human Resources.
  • Obtain your UBCcard from the UBC Carding Office.

UBC Okanagan Staff

  • Apply to UBC Okanagan Student and Information Services for your UBC Staff ID card.

UBC Appointed Hospital Staff

  • Eligible staff hold active appointments with UBC Human Resources.
  • Library privileges are equivalent to those for UBC staff.
  • Obtain your UBCcard from the UBC Carding Office.

Non-UBC Appointed Hospital Staff

  • Eligible Non-UBC appointed Hospital Staff work at one of the following UBC affiliated teaching hospitals:
    • BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre
    • St. Paul’s Hospital
    • Vancouver General Hospital
    • UBC Hospital
  • Eligible Non-UBC appointed Hospital Staff can:
    • Borrow books from the UBC Library collection.
    • Request articles in the UBC Library collection via Document Delivery.
      Note: Articles that cannot be supplied because of licensing agreements with publishers can be accessed by visiting a UBC Library branch.
    • Request articles not available in the UBC Library collection via Interlibrary Loan.
    • Access most library e-resources by visiting a UBC Library branch.
    • Submit an email to library.cards@ubc.ca requesting your library privileges and the account details or renewal confirmation will then be sent by email.

Did you know?

  • UBC staff planning to use libraries at other universities may be eligible to access the institution’s library resources through reciprocal borrowing arrangements.
  • Lost and stolen cards can be reported online.