Library Cards for Students

Undergraduate & Graduate Students

  • Your UBC student ID card is your Library card
  • You need a valid card to borrower Library materials and access online resources and services
  • Eligible students must be registered with the Student Service Centre (SSC)
  • Obtain your card from the UBC Carding Office


UBC Okanagan Students

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


Distance Education Students

  • Apply for access to Library resources
    • In person at the UBC Carding Office for your UBC student ID card
    • Online and your barcode/pin access numbers will be emailed to you
  • Distance Education Students are eligible to register for Distance Learning Library Services


Did You Know?

  • To access library resources, you will need your PIN (personal identification number). Your first PIN is the last 5 digits of the barcode number on the back of your student ID/Library card. Have you changed your PIN and forgotten it? Request another be emailed to you.
  • Returning students must pay library fines to renew library privileges
  • You must apply for a new UBC student ID card if you change student status (e.g., Undergraduate to Graduate)
  • UBC students planning to use libraries at other universities may be eligible to access the institution’s library resources free of charge through reciprocal borrowing arrangements
  • Forgot your UBC student ID and need to borrow library materials?
    • Apply for a temporary library card at any UBC library branch
    • You’ll need to show one piece of government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s licence, passport)
    • Patrons are limited to the issuance of one temp card per term
  • Lost and stolen cards can be reported online