Computers On campus

In the Learning Commons

The Learning Commons space in the Library contains 103 personal computers, and nine Macs.  Each computer is equipped with research and productivity software.

  • For more information about available equipment and software: Computer Labs  

The Learning Lab is located in Room LIB111. It contains 27 student-use computers, plus an instructor's workstation connected to a ceiling-mounted projector. This room is open for student use except when we are teaching library workshops.

Using a laptop?  Connect to the wireless network on campus. Set up a secure connection or use the open wireless network and login with your CWL.

 On Campus

 Computers are available in labs across campus. Each lab has different equipment and software. These labs are open whenever classes are not in session. 

For more information about labs:  Computer Labs  

Printing & Photocopying

Pay for Print System: There is a one-stop solution to adding money to your pay-for-print account. Find a pay-for-print station in the photocopy room of the library and follow the instructions on the screen to add money to your printing and copying account.

In the library there are three printers, three photocopiers and three scanners are available for student use. Other computer labs also have printers available.

All student printers are set to default double-sided printing.

Fees for printing and photocopying: 7 cents per page (b/w) or 29 cents per page (colour).           

Photocopy PIN Enter your student number and birth date (MM/DD/YY) to retrieve your 4digit photocopy PIN.

Netstorage Save to your “my documents” (F: drive) on campus and then access your documents from home. Login with your student number and birth date (MM/DD/YY).


There are three scanners available in the Learning Commons available for student use. For guidelines on copying and scanning please visit the following copyright page.  

Laptop Lending

10 new Dell laptops and 30 netbooks are available to borrow from the Library. Read our Laptop Lending Policies.
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SmartBoards in Group Study Rooms

Two SmartBoards (interactive white boards) with projectors are available for student use in LIB 223 and 225. Check out SmartBoard kits at the Library Circulation Desk. All Group Study Rooms can be booked online. (insert

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Computing from Home


Connect from home – introducing EZproxy.

To get instant access, all you need to do is start your research from the UBC Library web site. No setup required!  When accessing a journal or database, EZproxy will automatically determine whether you are a valid UBC patron. If it cannot determine that your account is valid, it will simply ask you to provide (example screen shot) your login credentials (i.e. CWL or Library Barcode/PIN).

Netstorage Save to your “my documents” (F: drive) on campus and then access your documents from home. Login with your student number and birth date (MM/DD/YY).

Need help?  Try one of these ways to ask a question from home:

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By phone:
Information: 250.807.9128
Circulation (including renewals): 250.807.9107