UBC students, staff, and faculty have access to over 7 million items, including physical and digital collections, films, journals, and sound recordings.

Getting Started

For most users, such as students, faculty, and staff, all you need to borrow from the UBC Library is your UBCcard. See exceptions for other types of users.

Sign up for your UBCcard


Your Account

Once you have your UBCcard, you’ll automatically have access to UBC Library loans and services. Use your account to renew items, create and view item lists, view recalls and fines, change your pin, place a DocDel order or Interlibrary Loan Request (ILL).

Your card will be scanned any time you sign out materials in-person. Please note that UBC Library loan regulations apply to card use. You can also use your Novell login to book study rooms, sign-out laptops, or even borrow a portable stand-up desk for your laptop.

Borrowing Services

Explore more UBC Library borrowing services including borrowing from non-UBC Libraries or between UBC campuses; access storage; loans policies and fines; and reciprocal borrowing.