Undergraduate Students

Getting Started

Most of the information in this guide can also be found in the 2017 Undergraduate Student Guide (PDF)

  • Access online journals and other Library materials from home

Next Steps

  • Library Instruction: If you’re enrolled in APSC 150, APSC 176, BIOL 140, CAP, CHEM 121, ENGL 112, FRST 100, LFS 100, SCIE 101, SCIE 113, WRDS 150, or a host of other courses, library instruction is integrated into your course. Drop in workshops are also available.
  • Visit the Learning Commons for tutoring, writing support, academic coaching, technology help and more.
  • Our online Assignment Calculator helps you manage that super-complicated assignment by breaking it down into a series of doable steps. Just enter your start and due date, and your plan appears.
  • Still can't find what you're looking for? Ask us - in person, on the phone, via email or online chat.

Course Reserves

Course reserves are learning materials made available by your course instructor. They may include electronic articles, books and DVDs and even websites.

  • Many course reserves are electronic but some materials are only available at the Library.
  • Non-electronic items are made available for a shortened loan period to ensure access for all students.

To access your course reserves login to:
UBC Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR).

To learn more visit:
Using Course Reserves.


  • Copyright - Copyrighted materials are everywhere—you produce them, and you use them, every day. Be responsible in your research and studies: know what you can and can’t do under copyright law. Infringing copyright is a serious matter. Find information about copyright, UBC’s requirements and more: copyright.ubc.ca

Library Jobs

Student jobs at the library in Vancouver are all listed on the UBC Career Services website. For information on jobs at the UBC Okanagan Library, visit the Student Jobs page.

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Library:Help_for_Undergraduate_Students