Frequently asked questions at Capilano University Library. Still have questions? Come and talk to us at the Library Services desk, contact us or Ask a Librarian.

Capilano University uses a system called PaperCut for printing and copying. Simply add credit to your PaperCut account and you can print or copy at any machine on campus. See the Printing & Copying page for more information.

No. The Students' Union in Library 195 has a fax.

See the Computers in the Library page for information about campus-wide Wi-Fi access.

You can only print PDF files from your wireless laptop. Please see the Printing & Copying page for information on wireless printing.

A database is an organized collection of data, stored and accessed electronically.

Databases can include the following:

  • Articles
    • academic - articles from scholarly and/or peer-reviewed journals
    • popular - newspaper, magazine, trade publication
  • Data, reports and analysis
    • companies, industries & markets
    • demographics census data
  • Streaming audio
  • Streaming video

Use the A-Z database finder or the "Find Articles" tab in a Research Guide to locate the right database for your assignment.

If you need a specific book or article that the Library does not have, check your options on the Interlibrary Loans page. If you would like us to know about accessing a specific online resource or acquiring a specific print resource, contact one of the appropriate Liaison Librarians in your discipline.

Your current CapU student ID card (called a CapCard) is your library card. Library accounts expire on the last day of exams. If you are a continuing student, your library account will continue or be reactivated when you register for the next term. See the Borrowing Guidelines for more information about library cards. For more information on student photo ID see the CapCard Centre page.

Yes. With some restrictions. For more information see 'Loan Periods' in the Borrowing Guidelines.

You can request books yourself from other public or academic libraries in BC using the OUTLOOK catalogue or you can use the Cap Library Interlibrary Loans service. Cap also has reciprocal borrowing agreements with BC academic libraries including SFU and UBC that entitles you to borrow books directly from these institutions. All you need is your CapCard and a Reciprocal Borrowing card that staff in the Cap Library will issue to you.

Library hours vary but are generally:

Fall/Spring Term (first day of classes to last day of exams)

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Friday 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Sunday Closed 
Hours and days open may be extended during exams.

Summer Term 1 

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday-Sunday Closed

Summer Term 2/Holiday Breaks

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday-Sunday Closed

Closed on stat holidays. Check the Library hours page for more specific information.