Students, Faculty & Staff

All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are registered with the Geoffrey R. Weller Library within 24 hours from their status change; this normally enables users to access their library account and online library resources with their campus login. If you experience any issues with library access, please contact the library.

There are two possible login methods available for users to access library resources providing that they have both been setup: your campus login and your library barcode login.

  • The alternative to the campus login method is your library barcode login and password. You may need to contact the library to set this method up if you have not obtained a UNBC ID card. 
  • If you are unable to login to library resources with your campus login, please contact us and we will activate or update your library barcode login as needed. 
  • You may also find it helpful to refer to our login troubleshooting information for some general tips about accessing library resources.

Please note: If you obtain a new UNBC Photo ID at anytime in the future, it will take 24 hours before the library system is updated with your new library barcode; however, your university credentials should continue to work.

Your UNBC ID card is proof of your status on campus, and also acts as your library card. You will find your 14 digit library account number on the back of the your UNBC ID card and your library barcode login may be used as an alternative login method to access electronic library resources. You may modify or set your password via My Library Account. Please bring your valid UNBC ID to the Library Services Desk to borrow materials.

Regional and Distance Library Services are offered to current UNBC students, faculty and staff located at our regional campuses or enrolled in distance courses. Please see Services > Regional

All library users may access the library's full range of electronic resources via the Library's on-site computers. Please review the Borrowing webpage for loan details by library account type.


CNC Students, Faculty and Staff

CNC students, faculty and staff are welcome to borrow library materials by registering at the Library Services Desk. To register or renew your library account, you will need a current CNC picture ID.

Community Patrons

Library cards may be issued to community members at the Library Services Desk with proof of current address and a $50.00 annual fee. As of June 2023, library accounts are free for seniors and people.

  • Library account expiry dates coincide with the annual membership fee payment date.

COPPUL Reciprocal Borrowing Program

Borrowing of print material may be extended to students and faculty from other participating Canadian institutions:

  • To be issued a GR Weller Library card, COPPUL borrowers from other institutions must present a current ID card from their home participating institution. We do not require borrowers to present a separate COPPUL card. 
  • Here is a list of participating institutions and further information about the program.
  • Students and faculty should check with the library of their home institution to ensure they they have the appropriate identification before visiting another Canadian university library.

Research Affiliate

Library privileges may be extended to visiting scholars or research affiliates when sponsored by a faculty or staff member. Faculty/staff must complete and submit the UNBC Library Card and Access Application Form to

  • This includes full off-campus access to the library's electronic resources,

School District 57 and Private School Teachers

School District 57 and private school teachers are welcome to borrow library materials by registering at the Library Services Desk. To register, you will need a picture ID with your current address and a proof of current employment, such as a pay slip or contract. You may renew your library account annually by providing us with your ID and a proof of employment.