Services for Distance Students


Distance students are defined as undergraduate students who are:

  • enrolled only in UFV courses that do not meet at least once per week on one of our major campuses (Abbotsford or Chilliwack); AND
  • physically unable to come to a UFV campus library because of distance or disability.

Students who are able to come to campus are required to locate and sign out library materials in person.

Your Library Card

Eligible distance students without a Campus Card can request a library card.

Use your library card to:

Online Services

Access to online journal articlese-books, and streaming videos (use your myUFV login)

Resources for learning to use the library


Delivery of Library Materials

As a distance student, you are eligible to have library materials delivered to your home, at no cost to you. Use these forms to request items from the UFV Library's physical collections:

Books and videos will be delivered to your home by Canada Post or courier, with pre-paid return labels. Book chapters and articles will be sent by email.

To request items not available in the UFV Library's collections, use our interlibrary loan forms. Please note that DVDs and videos requested through interlibrary loan must be picked up in the library.

Not sure which form or service is right for you? Use our Requesting Library Materials Flowchart.

Not Available for Delivery

Borrowing from the Library

Be sure to review general information and policies on renewals, returning items, holds and transfers, overdue items, and paying fines. You must pay all outstanding library fines at the beginning of each semester in order to renew your library privileges.

Loan Periods and Fines

Books, Audio books, Circulating CDs
  • Number of itemsNo limit
  • Loan period4 weeks
  • RenewalsUp to 2 times online
  • Overdue fines$0.50 per day
  •    $2.00 per day if recalled
DVDs and VHS Videos
  • Number of itemsNo limit
  • Loan period10 days
  • RenewalsUp to 2 times online
  • Overdue fines$1.00 per day
  •    $2.00 per day if recalled
Items Borrowed from Other Libraries
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