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Doing research outside of UBC?

We’re here to help! Current UBC students, faculty and staff can access licensed Library resources including JournalsIndexes & Databases and other resources from off-campus computers. All you need is a valid Campus-Wide Login (CWL) or UBC Library Card.

Not a UBC Patron?

Community Borrowers, Alumni and members of the public have access to these unrestricted databases.


To get instant access when off-campus, all you need to do is start your research from the UBC Library web site. No setups required!

When accessing a journal or database, EZproxy will automatically determine whether you are a valid UBC patron. If it cannot determine you are valid, it will simply ask you to provide your login credentials (i.e. CWL or Library Barcode/PIN).

To get started, go to the EZproxy login page.

Beginning January 2013, myVPN will no longer be available as a mode of remote access to the Library’s online resources. EZproxy will become the only method of remote authentication to Library e-resources. Visit the FAQ for more information about this change.


Problems with CWL?

Problems with Barcode/PIN?

Invalid PINs can be reset via:

  • Online: Forgot your PIN?
  • In Person: Visiting the Library service desk
  • Phone: UBC Okanagan Library 250.807.9107

Problems with a Resource?

Contact via Library E-Resources Contact Form