If you hold an active appointment with and are paid by UBC, you have full access to UBC Library’s print and electronic collections. This is true even if you work at a distance from UBC. In this case, you are eligible for home delivery by means of our Interlibrary Loans Department. To access the electronic collections remotely, you will need a valid UBC CWL account.
- If you need a Faculty Authorization Card for research assistants, associates and administrative staff, fill out the UBC Library Card Application Form for Faculty and bring it in-person to the Borrower Services desk at your UBC Library branch.
Key Resources for Faculty
UBC Okanagan Library offers two ways to enter readings into course reserves.
- Let the Library take care of it for you by filling out the UBCO Course Reserves Form. If you have questions about the service, email the UBC Okanagan Course Reserves Team.
- Set up your course reserves yourself by logging in with your CWL and view the user guide for help.
One intellectual property right that is very important to UBC faculty, staff and students is copyright. Infringing copyright is a serious matter and UBC requires each of its faculty, staff and students to comply with copyright. See the suite of guides, links and helpful information in the Instructors portal and the Copyright at UBC website.
The Library provides a Document Delivery service for items from UBC Vancouver and an Interlibrary Loan service for materials not held by UBC Library. These are free services that allow you to access items from UBC and around the world.
If your media item is available, you do not need to pre-book it. In this case, you can simply sign it out. To guarantee availability of videos, films or DVDs for classroom presentation on a specific date, you will need to make a booking 2 – 3 weeks in advance. Use the online UBC Library Media Booking System.
- Note: Bookings are available for items in Koerner, Education, Woodward, Okanagan, and David Lam Libraries ONLY, and for the BC ELN Media Collection.
- For more information about Media Booking services, please see Videos and Films.
Research and Instructional Support
As a leading research university, we recognize the need for research and instructional support at every stage of a faculty member’s academic career. The UBC Okanagan Library also offers a variety of in-person support services and online resources to help you succeed.
The library offers several options to integrate the library and information literacy instruction into courses. Learn what librarians teach, how we teach, and some general guidelines on bringing the library into your classes.
Subject Librarians provide research consultations by phone, email, and in person as well as subject specific library instruction and workshops.
Centre for Scholarly Communication
The CSC provides one-on-one consultations about all aspects of scholarly communication, including writing support for journal articles, grant proposals, and conference presentations, as well as copyright, open access, and author rights.
Faculty Research Support
We help support research activities across myriad disciplines and can assist in publishing and research dissemination. Whether you’re looking for information about preserving your research data, choosing a journal for your article, or building your academic profile, we will help you navigate your research path.