Library:Public Computers & Labs
At UBC Vancouver
Public Computers at UBC Vancouver Libraries
UBC Library computers require users to log in using their UBC/Library card barcode and PIN or CWL.Community members and public users can obtain guest access IDs from the library circulation desk. Government issued photo ID is required for the guest access IDs.
At the UBC Okanagan Library, users log in with their student, staff, or employee number. Their password is their date of birth: MM/DD/YY.
All PC workstations have sound cards, USB ports, and a DVD-RW drive with the following software:
- Chinese/Japanese/Korean Input Methods
- Adobe Reader with Chinese/Japanese/Korean fonts
- Refworks Write’n'Cite
- Multimedia Players including: VLC Player, and Windows Media Player.
- Microsoft Office 2016 (includes Word, Excel, Access, OneNote, Publisher and PowerPoint)
GIS/Statistical Software PC Workstations
- Room 217, Koerner Library
Availability: Walk in, except during scheduled workshops. Check workshop calendar.
Hours: Same as Koerner Library
- Room 218A, Koerner Library
- Room 218A, Koerner Library
Six computer workstations with the following software:
Availability: Room 218A is available during all hours in which Koerner Library is open. For a few hours each week, several computers in the lab are reserved for research consultations, but the others remain available for use.
- Mac Workstations
- Mac workstations are available on level 3 of the Chapman Learning Commons, on level 3 of the Music, Art & Architecture Library, on level 3 of Koerner Library and on level 2 of the Law Library.
- All Mac Workstations have the following software installed:
- Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 (includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
- Apple Pages, Numbers and Keynote
- Apple Photos, iMovie, and Garage Band
- LibreOffice 5
- Google Earth
- Google SketchUp
- CyberDuck (for FTP)
- Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
- Xcode 7 (in Applications)
- Mac workstations in the Chapman Learning Commons also have:
- Mac workstations in the Music, Art & Architecture Library also have:
- In the Chapman Learning Commons, there are 6 scanners available at the Mac workstations, including an express scanning station with a ten minute time limit.
- Multimedia Mac Workstations
- The Chapman Learning Commons and Music, Art & Architecture Library offer Multimedia Mac Workstations with additional software, including:
- The Multimedia Mac workstations in the Music, Art and Architecture Library, also have:
At UBC Okanagan
Public Computers at UBC Okanagan Library
There are 125 student computers in the library. Twenty-eight are located in the Learning Lab (room L111), and the rest in the open area on the main floor. There are 11 Macs with multimedia editing software; the rest of the computers are PCs with Windows 7 and Office 2013.
For more information on software available at the library and in labs around campus, visit the UBCO Computer Labs page.
To use the student computers, log in with your Novell account:
- username: your student number
- password: your birthdate (MM/DD/YY)