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 (UPDATED)

  • Eligible Non-UBC appointed Hospital Staff work at one of the following UBC affiliated teaching hospitals:
    • BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital
    • St. Paul’s Hospital
    • Vancouver General Hospital
    • UBC Hospitals
  • The PHSA Affiliated Hospital Staff card allows the following access. Staff can:
    • Borrow books from the UBC Library collection.
    • Request articles in the UBC Library collection via Document Delivery. Articles are supplied based on licensing agreements and those articles not supplied because of licensing agreements can be accessed by visiting the UBC-V campus Library branches or the UBC Biomedical Branch Library at Vancouver General Hospital.
    • Request articles that UBC does not own/have access to through InterLibrary Loan (ILL).
    • Note: No off-campus access to online articles or databases.
  • Temporary procedures for applying during library closure: 
    • Non-UBC Appointed Hospital Staff requests are currently being processed online, due to UBC library branches being closed.
    • 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?

  • Retired staff continue to use their UBCcard to borrow materials but must update their appointment status with UBC Human Resources.
  • 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.