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Library Resources 

Current UBC students, faculty and staff can access licensed Library resources from off campus. All you need is a valid Campus-Wide Login(CWL) or UBCcard. 

Document Delivery/InterLibrary Loan

Document Delivery (DocDel) is a service that delivers UBC Library materials to you. This service is available to current UBC students, faculty, staff and community borrowers. To request materials not at UBC Library, use Interlibrary Loan.

Course Reserve Services

Find information about course reserve services at UBC Library - including how to place reserve requests.

My Library Account

The My Library Account portal allows you to:  track borrowed items and due dates; renew items; track requests, library fines, Document Delivery (DocDel) and InterLibrary Loan (ILL) orders; as well as change UBC Library PIN.

On-Campus Support

Find a place to work and study. Try out the silent and group study rooms.

Get help copying and printing.

Loan a laptop or other equipment.

Check out the Chapman Learning Commons which provides:

  • Academic Support - Guides for students by students on Assignments, Research, & Group Work, Academic Integrity & Citations, Essential Skills for University, Wellness & Personal Development
  • Computers, Tech Lending and Study Space
  • Answering your questions (online or in person) including
    • Questions about learning or academic support at UBC
    • Learning technology support (such as Canvas, Collaborate Ultra, or Zoom)
    • Guiding you to helpful UBC resources for your situation

Other Helpful Resources

Canvas HelpUBC's learning management system. Find out: how to login, change your personal information, submit an assignment, register your iClicker, and take a quiz.

Scholarly Communications: As a faculty or student scholar, author and/or editor you have a key role in scholarly communications. Learn more about how to more actively manage your copyright, retain your rights as an author, and publish your work in an open-access journal.

cIRcle : cIRcle is UBC’s digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the U: community and its partners. Materials in cIRcle are openly accessible to anyone on the web, and will be preserved for future generations.

How to Cite: Get help with formatting citations from this handy Library guide


AskAway is a service that lets you instantly connect to a librarian and ask questions. AskAway is staffed by librarians from across BC but you are quite likely to contact a UBC librarian if you use the service during working hours.

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