Your TWU ID card provides you with complimentary library access at a number of post-secondary institutions across Canada. British Columbia post-secondary institutions that are part of CPSLD allow TWU students to use their valid TWU ID card to borrow items from their libraries. Note that institutions or library branches may change their borrowing requirements, so it's a good idea to contact the library before going. See the Council of Post-Secondary Library Directors Reciprocal Borrowing Policy (CPSLD) for more information.
For institutions other than those in the CPSLD Reciprocal Borrowing group, i.e., out of province universities, you will need to show a valid TWU ID card and a valid COPPUL card issued by the Alloway Library. When you show your COPPUL card and your TWU ID card at libraries participating in the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement (CURBA), you will be issued with a library card from that institution and be able to borrow materials, subject to the requirements, restrictions, and fees of that library.
Wireless access falls outside of the reciprocal borrowing agreements. If you will need wireless access, before going, check if the institution has guest logins or if your internet provider has roaming wireless. Usually, wireless access will not give you access to an institution's electronic databases.
|Concordia University College of Alberta||Alberta|
|King's University College||Alberta|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University||British Columbia|
|Mt. Royal University||Alberta|
|Royal Roads University||British Columbia|
|Simon Fraser University||British Columbia|
|Thompson Rivers University||British Columbia|
|University of the Fraser Valley||British Columbia|
|University of Alberta||Alberta|
|University of British Columbia||British Columbia|
|University of Calgary||Alberta|
|University of Lethbridge||Alberta|
|University of Manitoba||Manitoba|
|University of Northern British Columbia||British Columbia|
|University of Regina||Saskatchewan|
|University of Saskatchewan||Saskatchewan|
|University of Victoria||British Columbia|
|University of Winnipeg||Manitoba|
|Vancouver Island University||British Columbia|
NOTE: Institutions may have special restrictions in place for COPPUL borrowers. It's best to telephone before you go to check.
Institution Mount Allison University NB Université de Moncton - Campus d'Edmundston NB Université de Moncton - Campus de Moncton NB Université de Moncton - Campus de Shippagan NB University of New Brunswick - Fredericton Campus NB University of New Brunswick - Saint John Campus NB Memorial University of Newfoundland Newfoundland Acadia University Nova Scotia Atlantic School of Theology Nova Scotia Cape Breton University Nova Scotia Dalhousie University Nova Scotia Mount Saint Vincent University Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Agricultural College Nova Scotia Nova Scotia College of Art & Design Nova Scotia St. Francis Xavier University Nova Scotia St. Mary's University Nova Scotia Université Sainte-Anne Nova Scotia University of King's College Nova Scotia Brock University Ontario Carleton University Ontario Lakehead University Ontario Laurentian University Ontario McMaster University Ontario Nipissing University Ontario Ontario College of Art and Design Ontario Queen's University Ontario Royal Military College of Canada Ontario
- Does not include undergraduates from other institutions
Ontario Trent University Ontario University of Guelph Ontario University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ontario University of Ottawa Ontario
- Does not lend or allow stacks access to undergraduates from other institutions
- Fees apply for faculty, graduate students and staff from other universities
Ontario University of Waterloo Ontario University of Windsor Ontario Western Ontario Wilfrid Laurier University Ontario York University Ontario University of Prince Edward Island PEI Bibliothéque centrale de la Ville de Montréal Québec Bibliothéque nationale du Québec Québec Bishop's University Québec Concordia University Québec Ecolé de technologie supérieure Québec Ecolé des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Montréal Québec Ecolé nationale d'administration publique Québec Ecolé Polytechnique de Montréal Québec Institut national de la recherche scientifique Québec McGill University Québec Télé-université Québec Université de Montréal Québec Université de Sherbrooke Québec Université du Québec Québec Université Laval Québec
The following libraries extend free reciprocal borrowing privileges to students and employees from all other CPSLD libraries. It is not necessary to present a COPPUL card to borrow at these institutions, just your valid TWU ID card. Note, however, that institutions may change their borrowing requirements (for example, some ask for secondary government-issued identification such as a driver's licence), so it's a good idea to contact the library before going.
*UBC requires a piece of government-issued identification in addition to your valid TWU card.
CPSLD Libraries with some restrictions on reciprocal borrowing
The following libraries have some restrictions on reciprocal borrowing by students and employees of other CPSLD libraries. If a student from another institution is not eligible for a free library card, they may be eligible to purchase a Community Borrower card.
|Library||Details||Community Borrower card?|
|Justice Institute of BC||Free to students of DC, KPU.||CB card not available.|
See the CPSLD reciprocal borrowing page for more information.