The UBC Okanagan Library will play an important part of your undergraduate degree experience. From using our spaces for collaborative or quiet study to searching more than 7 million items in the UBC Library collections, to getting citation, research, and writing help, we are here to support you in your academic work.


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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. Your card will be scanned any time you sign out materials in-person. 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 and sign in to one of the many desktop computers in the library.

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Find A Study Space

The Library and the Commons have a variety of unique learning spaces that cater to both quiet study and collaborative, group work. While study rooms can be booked, there are many open study spaces in the Commons to explore.

Book a study room
The Commons

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.

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Course Reserves

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.

Find your course reserves


If you would like to print at the Library or in the Commons, we have you covered. The Swipe to Print and QuickPrint systems are easy to use from wherever you are in the Library or Commons. See a Peer Technology Assistant at the Library Service Desk for more information.

Learn to Print

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.

When accessing a journal or database, EZproxy will automatically determine whether you are a valid UBC patron.

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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.

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In-person 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.

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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.

Find your subject librarian

Our Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library and is central point of contact and support at the Library. Our Library Desk Staff are dedicated to supporting all students and faculty in their studies and research. Our front desk staff consists of Library assistants, and Peer Technology Assistants who are available to support you and answer your questions during Library hours. Librarians are also available to provide in-depth research help on weekdays from 10am-4pm.

What can I get help with?

Citation assistance
Help with citing sources correctly

Research assistance
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, course reserves, DVDs, laptops and more for free to everyone with a UBCcard. Library policies apply.

Delivery services
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.

Technology lending
The Library lends technology for free to everyone with a UBCcard, to support your studies, including, laptops, adapters, calculators, and headphones.

Technology assistance
Peer Technology Assistants are available to provide peer support with Canvas, using the Library computers, connecting wireless, printing, scanning, and iClickers. Stop by the service desk on our main floor to get support with technology at the Library.

The Library can support your studies through our technology borrowing services, in-person peer technology assistance, or through our Inclusive Technology Lab.

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Need help on your paper? Get support from your Subject Librarian!

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