Internet (Secure Network Access)

UBC Library Computer Access


UBC Library computers require users to log in using their Campus-Wide Login (CWL) or a Guest OpenAthens account. Community members, alumni and public users can obtain a generic OpenAthens access account or apply for their own OpenAthens account from the circulation desk at the branch they are visiting.

Wireless Access

UBC hosts several wireless (wifi) networks to support students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus.

When on campus, current students, faculty, and staff should use the ubcsecure wireless network.

Visitors to UBC from other partner institutions should use the eduroam wireless network. Note that this is also the network to use at certain UBC affiliated hospital sites.

All other visitors with no UBC affiliation should use the ubcvisitor wireless network.

For more information about these and other available wireless networks, please see UBC IT Wireless Internet Access

Internet Access Ports

Internet access ports for laptops are marked either by a yellow or green sticker or a blue outlet. However, they are only available in some library branches. For more detailed information, visit the UBC IT's Internet Access Ports information page.

Accessing Electronic Resources off Campus (via Alibaba Global Accelerator)

For certain users in China who are experiencing issues connecting to UBC learning resources, including Library electronic resources, UBC IT has created the Alibaba Global Accelerator. This is a targeted service and not meant for general users. The level of connectivity improvement may vary, as connection speed can also depend on other factors such as hardware, home internet connection, etc.)

Please read the Alibaba Global Accelerator FAQ page for more information, including who is eligible to use it.