Library:Help for Undergraduate Students
Most of the information in this guide can also be found in the Undergraduate Student Guide (2017 PDF)
- Your UBCcard is your library card.
- See all the UBC Library locations.
- Check out the UBC Library guide for Distance Education Students.
- Access online journals and other Library materials off-campus.
- Find your reserve readings.
- Read a book's call number and find it on the shelves.
- Library Instruction: If you’re enrolled in APSC 150, APSC 176, BIOL 140, CAP, CHEM 121, ENGL 112, FRST 100, LFS 100, SCIE 101, SCIE 113, WRDS 150, or a host of other courses, library instruction is integrated into your course. Drop in workshops are also available.
- Our subject-specific Research Guides help with your research.
- Visit the Learning Commons for tutoring, writing support, academic coaching, technology help and more.
- Visit your Library branch for research help.
- Our online Assignment Calculator helps you manage that super-complicated assignment by breaking it down into a series of doable steps. Just enter your start and due date, and your plan appears.
- Need help with writing? Book an appointment at the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication to talk about your writing with a trained peer.
- Still can't find what you're looking for? Ask us - in person, on the phone, via email or online chat.
Where are. . .?
- the photocopiers, printers and scanners
- the computer labs, Macs, PCs . . .
- the laptops, cameras, etc. to borrow
- the group study rooms & silent study areas
- more library facilities
Course reserves are learning materials made available by your course instructor. They may include electronic articles, books and DVDs and even websites.
- Many course reserves are electronic but some materials are only available at the Library.
- Non-electronic items are made available for a shortened loan period to ensure access for all students.
To access your course reserves:
Access Course Reserves.
- Copyright - Copyrighted materials are everywhere—you produce them, and you use them, every day. Be responsible in your research and studies: know what you can and can’t do under copyright law. Infringing copyright is a serious matter. Find information about copyright, UBC’s requirements and more at Copyright at UBC.