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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
  • 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