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Tech Tips

Tech tips

ou need your BCIT ID and password to log in to 

  • myBCIT
  • Library databases
  • D2L    
  • computer workstations
  • personal files, remotely
  • eHelpDesk
  • Share in / Share Out, remotely

If you haven't logged in before, your BCIT password will be the default : your date of birth - year, month and day (YYMMDD).  If this does not work use the last 6 digits of your BCIT ID# as an alternate password.

For best security, change your password. Don't keep using the default. Learn more »

 If you need assistance after following these instructions, contact the Help Desk by email or call 604-412-7444 (option 1).


Accessing your library account will allow you to:

  • Access articles, databases and ebooks off-campus.
  • Place holds and interlibrary loan requests.
  • Search the catalogue and and set up email alerts for preferred searches.
  • Use the My Lists feature to create a list of items you want to read.
  • View items you have checked out*.
  • View outstanding fines and bills*.
  • View holds you are waiting for*.
  • View the status of your interlibrary loan requests*.

*These options only appear if you have items signed out, fines owing or outstanding requests.

How to Login

If you are a current student, faculty or staff member you can login using your network or BCIT ID and password.

If you are an alumni, community borrower or retiree with a current library account you will need to be assigned a PIN. Contact the Service Desk at 604-432-8370 or by email.

When using a workstation on campus it is important to logout from your library account to prevent another user from viewing your personal information.

BCIT Library provides temporary logins to the BCIT computer network in designated areas only.  Access to the network and resources is for short term use only.  Users must comply with Institute Policy 3501, Acceptable Use of Information Technology.

BCIT provides information processing facilities to users to support the teaching, learning, research and administrative goals of the Institute. Priority for use of resources is given to BCIT students during peak times.

Users requiring a temporary login should be referred to the Service Desk.  They will be required to provide a piece of identification and will be asked to complete a form outlining the conditions of use.

Temporary IDs are valid on the date issued only, on computers located on the Research Network and in Room 301.