Hello:

For those accessing Library online resources (e-resources) from off campus for the first time, you will want to READ THIS.

Key items to remember:

  • For the majority of off-campus access, you will need to authenticate via EZproxy
  • Do NOT connect to MyVPN when connecting to EZproxy
  • We are still here to help. Contact us via our HELP FORM if you have issues accessing Library resources. But please be patient if we don’t respond as quickly as usual
  • Library e-resources are not free, and they require the Library to sign a license. Many licenses have restrictions… often including volume. The rule of thumb is do not download more than a human can reasonably read. Suspicious activity will lead publishers and providers to cut off the IP address for everyone
  • And don’t stress. If networks are slow, if resources aren’t working, odds are everyone else is in the same boat

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UBC Library, in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology and UBC IT, has launched a new course-reserve management system. This system is a portal to all course reserves on a secure, campus-wide basis; it is available through Connect, UBC’s new learning management system (LMS).

Benefits for students include:

  • Targeted and easily accessible readings
  • Instantaneous availability of new items
  • Anywhere, anytime access

Benefits for instructors include: 

  • Simplified forms and an easier request process
  • An ability to view the status of course-reserve requests
  • Availability of usage data 
  • Persistent URLs
  • UBC Library support

There will be a transition to the new system over the coming year. During this time, the Library will provide reserve services for all courses, regardless of how they are conducted. Given an anticipated gradual uptake of the new system, the Library will maintain its traditional print-reserve service until April 30, 2013.

For more information on course reserves, visit our Course Reserves page.

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Info:

604.822.6375

Renewals: 

604.822.3115
604.822.2883
250.807.9107

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