UBC Library Access

Borrowing Privileges

The Alumni App gives you the same access to the library as the UBC Community Borrower’s Library Card (value $120/year, but free for alumni).

For information on UBC library borrowing privileges and levels of accessibility, please consult the UBC Library Alumni User Guide.

To access this service, you need to download and log in to the Alumni App. Access the ‘Verified Alumni’ tile to see your Library Barcode number that you will show Library staff to sign-out books. If you do not yet have an Library Barcode number visible in the app you can request one here. Once the barcode number is visible in your app, you are ready to take out books and other resources.

Online Journal Access

alumni UBC provides free access to the EBSCO database. UBC alumni can access this directly from the app or from this website.

The UBC Library has also secured access to some resources for UBC alumni. You will need a CWL to access this information. Details are available here.

UBC alumni can access the full suite of electronic resources available at UBC from any onsite UBC Library location.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, check out the list of frequently asked questions.

See this PDF for detailed instructions about how to log in and use the two online journal systems.

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