Students, Faculty & Staff

All students, faculty, and staff are registered with the Geoffrey R. Weller Library within 24 hours from registration; this normally enables users to access their library account and online library resources with their campus login if they hold a current University ID. 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 and PIN method.

  • The alternative to the campus login method is your library barcode and PIN. 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 and PIN. The library barcode and PIN login can be used immediately after we update it in our library system.
  • 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, your library account number and PIN may be used as an alternative login method to access electronic library resources. You may modify or set your PIN via My Library Account. Please bring your valid UNBC ID to the Circulation 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.


UNBC Alumni library accounts need to be renewed each year to borrow physical material or to access select electronic resources. We do not provide shipping services of physical material for Alumni.

To renew/activate your library account: 

In-person: UNBC Alumni interested in borrowing library materials should obtain an Alumni sticker for their UNBC ID card from the Cashier’s Office. Bring your ID to the Circulation Desk change your library status to Alumni for borrowing purposes. 

Online: Please complete and submit the Library Account Inquiry form. You will receive an email from one of our library assistants once your library account is renewed/activated. 

Please note:  The Geoffrey R. Weller Library provides Alumni users off campus access to select electronic resources. All users are welcome to the library to gain access to our full range of electronic resources. Please see this list of resources.

CNC Students and Faculty

CNC students and faculty are welcome to borrow library materials by registering at the Circulation Desk. To register, you will need a current CNC picture ID. The expiry date for membership at UNBC Library will be set to the date indicated on the ID and will need  to be updated annually.

School District 57 and Private School Teachers

School District 57 and private school teachers are welcome to borrow library materials by registering at the Circulation 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.

Community Patrons

Library cards may be issued to community members at the Circulation Desk with proof of current address and a $50.00 annual fee. The annual fee for seniors and people with disabilities is $10.00.

A valid proof of current address includes:

    • Picture identification with your current address, OR
    • Picture identification and the envelope of something that was mailed to you.

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 (for Faculty/Staff Authorized User) to