Public Computers & Software

At UBC Vancouver

Public Computers at UBC Vancouver Libraries


UBC Library computers require users to log in using their UBC/Library card barcode and PIN or Campus-Wide Login (CWL). Community members and public users can obtain guest access IDs from the library circulation desk. Government issued photo ID is required for the guest access IDs.

At the UBC Okanagan Library, users log in with their student, staff, or employee number. Their initial password is their date of birth: MM/DD/YY.


PC Workstations

All PC workstations have sound cards, USB ports, and a DVD-RW drive with the following software:

GIS/Statistical Software PC Workstations

Room 217, Koerner Library

Availability: Walk in, except during scheduled workshops. Check workshop calendar.

Hours: Same as Koerner Library

Room 218A, Koerner Library

Six computer workstations with the following software:

</ul> Availability: Room 218A is available during all hours in which Koerner Library is open. For a few hours each week, several computers in the lab are reserved for research consultations, but the others remain available for use.

Room B25, Woodward Library

Room B25 in the basement of Woodward Library has twenty-seven computer workstations with the following software:

</ul> Availability: Room B25 has walk-in availability during all hours in which Woodward Library is open, except during scheduled workshops. Check workshop calendar.

Mac Workstations

Mac Workstations
Mac workstations are available on level 3 of the Chapman Learning Commons, on level 3 of the Music, Art & Architecture Library, on level 3 of Koerner Library and on level 2 of the Law Library.
All Mac Workstations have the following software installed:
Mac workstations in the Chapman Learning Commons also have:
Mac workstations in the Music, Art & Architecture Library also have:
In the Chapman Learning Commons, there are 6 scanners available at the Mac workstations, including an express scanning station with a ten minute time limit.

At UBC Okanagan

Public Computers at UBC Okanagan Library


There are 113 student computers in the library. Fourteen are located on the second floor, and the rest in the open area on the main floor. There are 11 Macs with multimedia editing software; the rest of the computers are PCs with Windows 7 and Office 2013.

For more information on software available at the library and in labs around campus, visit the UBCO Computer Labs page.


To use the student computers, log in with your Novell account:

  • username: your student number
  • password: your birthdate (MM/DD/YY)