UBC Library

Borrowing Privileges

The alumni UBC 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 UBC 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

UBC Library provides alumni with access to many of its electronic resources. By using your authorized Campus-Wide Login (CWL), you can get remote access to some of these resources via this website or alumni UBC App*. A list of popular library resources available to alumni can be found here.

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

*Campus Wide Log-in (CWL) required to access most electronic resources. Don’t have a CWL? Sign up for an Alumni CWL account here. Please refer to this CWL account creation guide for further instructions.


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

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