Library Cards for Non-InterLINK Residents

Live outside the InterLINK area? You may still qualify for a library card. See details below:

 

Those who reside in areas covered by a service agreement with the VPL or the City

Note: individual family members must present their own identification.

  1. UTOWN@UBC

    Who: faculty, staff and students who live in family housing residences, or in non-student residences on 12-month leases.

    ID required: valid UTown@UBC Community Services Card, plus one other piece of acceptable identification which includes your permanent address. Click here to learn more about UTown Cards.

    Duration, cost & privileges: valid for 1 year; no fee. Privileges equivalent to regular VPL cards, including access to all electronic resources (when permitted by the licensor).

  2. University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA)

    Who: residents of Hampton Place, Hawthorn Place, Chancellor Place, East Campus, and Wesbrook Place.

    ID Required: valid UNA Access Card, plus one other piece of acceptable identification which includes your permanent address. Click here to find out more about UNA Access Cards.

    Duration, cost & privileges: valid for 1 year; no fee. Privileges equivalent to regular VPL cards, including access to all electronic resources (when permitted by the licensor).

  3. University Endowment Lands (UEL)

    Who: residents whose home address is within the UEL boundaries.

    ID Required: two (2) pieces of identification, one of which includes your permanent address.

    Duration, cost, and privileges: valid for 1 year; no fee. Renewal upon presentation of identification noted above.

    Privileges equivalent to regular VPL cards, including access to all electronic resources (when permitted by the licensor).

  4. Musqueam Reservation #2

    Who: residents of Musqueam Reservation #2 lands

    ID required: two (2) pieces of identification, one of which includes your permanent address

    Cost & privileges: no fee. Privileges equivalent to regular VPL cards, including access to all electronic resources (when permitted by the licensor).

 

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Visitor card

Who:   visitors or temporary residents whose permanent address is outside the InterLINK area, and who are visiting Vancouver for less than six months.

ID Requirements: two (2) pieces of identification, one of which includes your permanent address.

Duration, cost, and privileges: valid for 90 days with a non-refundable fee of $30.

May take up to 10 items out on the card at one time. No device loans. No musical instrument loans. No Interlibrary loans. No home access to VPL electronic resources, including databases.

 

Visitor: BC OneCard

Who: BC residents who live outside the InterLINK area but who have a valid library card from a local BC municipal or regional library.

ID Required: a valid library card as noted above, plus two (2) other pieces of identification, one of which includes your permanent address.

Duration, cost and privileges: valid for 1 year; no fee. No device loans. No musical instrument loans. No Interlibrary loans. No home access to VPL electronic resources, including databases.

 

Subscription card

Who: anyone living within commuting distance of Vancouver who does not qualify for any previous option may purchase a Subscription Card.

ID Requirements: two (2) pieces of identification, one of which includes your permanent address.

Duration, cost & privileges: valid for 182 days; fees as noted below:

Single Adult $39.00
Youth $19.50
Child $19.50

No device loans. No musical instrument loans. No Interlibrary loans. No home access to VPL electronic resources, including databases.

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