UBCcard is your Library Card
Your UBCcard is all you need to gain access to the Library. Simply sign up for your UBCcard and you’ll automatically have access to many UBC Library loans and services. Please note that UBC Library loan regulations apply to card use. Your student number is part of your Novell login, which can be used to book study rooms.
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Use the Search Tool
Need help searching the UBC Okanagan Library collections or website? Start with the blue How to use search button below the search bar on the main page. You will find search tips, learn the difference between the search tabs, and discover other features of the search tools.
Your instructor can make learning materials available to you through the Course Reserves service. These materials may include links to electronic articles and websites, or information about books and DVDs that you can borrow from the Library.
Connect from Anywhere
Connect to UBC Library’s resources from anywhere! To get instant access when off-campus, all you need to do is start your research from the UBC Library web site.
Citation Style Guides
While the most common citation styles are APA, MLA, and Chicago, there are many others. We encourage you to confirm with your instructor which style you should use. Citing your sources properly and ensuring that your writing cannot be considered plagiarism is essential in academic writing. Find citation resources in our Guides and Services section.
Virtual one-on-one support
The Student Learning Hub is your one-stop-shop for math, science, writing, and language support. Located on the second floor of the Library in LIB 237, the Student Learning Hub will help you build the skills, strategies, and behaviors that are essential to become a confident and independent learner.
Subject Librarians support students by providing research consultations by email and by appointment, as well as through teaching research skills within your classes and in workshops.
Explore our Get Research Help page for a complete list of research support services.
Library staff at our virtual service desk are prepared to answer your questions or refer you to an appropriate resource by the end of the next workday or sooner.
- Instant response through AskAway Chat
- Email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 250-807-9107 and leave a message
What can I get help with?
Help with citing sources correctly
Help with finding and evaluating university-level sources for your assignments, research papers, and projects
Borrow items for free
The Library lends books, journals, magazines, DVDs, and more for free to everyone with a UBCcard. Library policies apply. While the majority of our collection is available online, access to print collections from the UBC Library is available through our contactless pickup service.
Borrowing and delivery services