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Connect to Library Resources

Faculty Authorized Users

UBC Faculty can authorize remote access to UBC library e-resources to people they are working with through a Faculty Authorization Library Account

  • If you are a current UBC employee or student, use your CWL (you do not need an OpenAthens account)
  • If you are not a current UBC employee or student, you can obtain an OpenAthens account through the Faculty Authorization registration process (linked above). This account will give you full access to UBC Library resources online. 

Affiliated College Employees

All Affiliated College Employees must register with at Koerner Library. As part of the registration process, you will obtain an OpenAthens account. This account will give you full access to UBC Library online resources

Instructions for Accessing OpenAthens: Faculty Authorized Users & Affiliated College Employees

  • Go to https://openathens.library.ubc.ca
  • Log into OpenAthens using your OpenAthens username/password (do not search for Institution)
  • Click on the link to the UBC Library website and start searching
  • You will remain logged in for the duration of your browser session.

Or

  • Go to https://library.ubc.ca
  • At Login (top right), click on OpenAthens login
  • Click on Login to OpenAthens
  • Log into OpenAthens using your OpenAthens username/password (do not search for Institution)
  • Click on the link to the UBC Library website and start searching
  • You will remain logged in for the duration of your browser session