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Connect to Library Resources

Alumni

Alumni have a number of options for accessing UBC Library e-resources. 

UBC Library has secured Alumni access to many e-resources. Details are available here. Alumni with a CWL will automatically be able to access these resources using OpenAthens.

For Alumni without a CWL, please contact the Library to request an OpenAthens access account. Once you have an OpenAthens access account, there are two options for logging in:

  • Go to https://openathens.library.ubc.ca
  • Scroll down and log into OpenAthens using your OpenAthens username/password
  • You will be redirected to the UBC Library homepage and will remain logged in for the duration of your browser session

Or

  • Go to https://library.ubc.ca
  • At Login (top right), choose OpenAthens Login
  • Scroll down and log into OpenAthens using your OpenAthens username/password
  • You will be redirected to the UBC Library homepage and remain logged in for the duration of your browser session

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

Alumni are invited to access other library e-resources by visiting a library branch in person. Many Alumni may use CWL to log in to a computer at the library to access e-resources. For Alumni without a CWL, guest passes are available. Please check the current hours for library branches. 

Emeriti

Emeriti may log in to UBC Library e-resources via OpenAthens using CWL. More information on Library services for Emeriti is available