For TWU ID card holders, the 14-digit barcode on your card is used for these services only:
Ordering interlibrary loan material.
Placing holds on print material in the library’s collection.
Checking out physical material at the library.
Renewing checked-out material online.
Viewing your library account online
The barcode is not required to access electronic resources from off campus. Use your TWU username and password instead.
No action is necessary if you have a library barcode on your TWU ID card. Undergraduate and graduate student barcodes are automatically uploaded to the library's system and are active if the student is enrolled in the current or following semester.
STAFF / FACULTY
Staff and faculty must contact the library to activate their card. If you are a new staff or faculty member or if your barcode is not recognized by the library's system, e-mail a photo or scan of your TWU ID card to firstname.lastname@example.org and library personnel will create or update your library account. You may also talk with Borrower Services staff in the library or on the phone at 604-513-2023.
Need a Card or Barcode?
If you do not have a TWU ID card or barcode but are entitled to one:
Yes. First check the list of participating CPSLD institutions. They usually require only a valid TWU ID card for you to borrow items. However, some may ask for a COPPUL card as well, which is available from the TWU Library Checkout counter. Take your COPPUL card and your valid TWU ID/Library card to the other library. You will be given a temporary card that allows you to check out materials. Which materials you may check out depends on the policies of the other library. Click on the here for links to libraries at COPPUL member institutions.
Each library has a different policy. The COPPUL website lists the services available at some university libraries. Alternatively, you can go to the website of the library you're planning to visit and search for their COPPUL policy. It's always a good idea to phone ahead to check what their lending policy is for students from other Canadian universities.