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OpenAthens for Community Cardholders & Guests

Members of the public who have Community Library cards, or who visit UBC may register for an OpenAthens account at any UBC Library circulation desk.

This account will only allow for access to UBC Library online resources using computers within the Library. It will not allow for remote access due to licensing restrictions. 

Please check the Library's website for COVID-19-related service and access updates. 

Instructions for Accessing OpenAthens: Library Guests

On a UBC Library computer:

  • 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