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FAQs: How do I activate my card's barcode?

Frequently asked questions about the library.

How do I activate my card's barcode?

Stop by the Checkout counter in the library to activate it. The barcode is used to:

  • access your library account to renew books,
  • to place a hold on a book that is checked out, and
  • to borrow material or order items from another library (interlibrary loan).

Students, staff, and faculty will be able to access electronic resources remotely without activating their barcode. 

If you are unable to come to campus but need to order something through interlibrary loan, contact Circulation by phone 604-513-2023 or email  If you give them your name, student number, and barcode, they will be able to activate it remotely.