You don’t need to be affiliated with UBC to use our library. Community users have access to a variety of unique services and resources in the library, such as research articles and ebooks covering a very wide range of topics. With your Community Borrower card you can borrow books from the entire UBC collection, including books from UBC Vancouver.
Community Services and Resources
Research on a UBC Okanagan library computer or a laptop at the Innovation Library, and gain access to most UBC e-resources and databases. UBC Library computers require users to login. Community users can obtain guest access IDs from the Library Service Desk. Current government-issued photo ID is required.
Through the unparalleled Videomatica Collection, named after the now closed rental store in Vancouver, Okanagan community users have access to more than 28,000 DVDs, 4,000 VHS, and 900 Blu-Rays. Sign up for your Community Borrower card at the UBC Okanagan Library service desk and a world of film will be yours!
Borrow from both UBC campuses
With your Community Borrower card, you gain access to not only the books within the UBC Okanagan collection, but you can have books delivered to UBC Okanagan from the Vancouver campus free of charge through DocDel. Sign up for your Community Borrower card at the UBC Okanagan Library service desk.
Community users can access a number of multi-lingual newspapers and publications to keep updated on global news. While using a computer at the UBC Okanagan Library or Innovation Library, you can start your multilingual search online at Newspapers and News Sources.
UBC Library’s Open Collections include digital photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, theses and more. These publicly-accessible collections are constantly growing and reflect the research interests of the UBC community and beyond. Access these collections from your own home computer.
Digitized Okanagan History
Explore, research, and browse digital copies of historical photographs, archival records, maps, publications, oral histories, and community newspapers of the Okanagan through the DOH online portal.
We cannot wait to share these spaces with you; however, due to Covid-19 restrictions, these spaces are not open.
Conveniently located within the Okanagan Regional Library on Ellis street downtown Kelowna, community users can access the UBC Library system when on-site.
Okanagan Regional Library at UBCO
ORL patrons can browse a boutique collection of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books, and request to have holds left at the ORL branch within the UBC Okanagan Library. ORL books can be returned in our return bin or at the Library Service Desk.