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Welcome New Students: Student Life at KPU

COVID-19 Update

Reduced Library Service in response to COVID-19

The library's services are now online. Though our buildings are open, we do not offer in-person public service at this time, except for pre-arranged appointments. Appointments are made to pick-up library material (which you can order through our catalogue), your KPU Card, or to pickup/drop off a student laptop.

Each of our library locations have very limited study space and computer/photocopier/printer access. 

Check out KPU Library COVID-19 Response Guide for up to date information about changes to library services.  

If you need assistance or want to ask a question, you can chat, call, text or email us. 


The library is where your KPU Card is issued. You use your KPU Card to: 

To get your card, submit an online card application. You will need to make an appointment to pick up your card once it is ready. To manage the number of people who come into the library, we ask that students only apply for your card if you need it. If you don't plan to visit campus during COVID, you may not need it!  


Any official communication from the university (including the library) will be sent to your KPU email account, so check it often.

Follow us on Twitter @KPULibrary!


KPU's Dates and Deadlines will tell you the last day you can withdraw from a class, when exam period ends, final dates for paying fees and much more.

Library hours vary throughout the year, check our website for the most up to date Library open hours.


Applying to KPU:  Visit Future Students.

Registering for classes, fee payments, etc: Visit Student Enrolment Services.

Compass cards, medical coverage or other Kwantlen Student Association related services: Visit Kwantlen Student Association.

Lost or stolen items: Visit your campus Security Office. 

More questions?  Look at the rest of this New Student Guide (see more subject tabs at the top), try the Library's FAQ database, or just ask.

Student Wellness

Your wellness is important! KPU and the KSA (Kwantlen Student Association) has lots of resources for students to support a healthy and supportive lifestyle. 

Visit Thrive at KPU for and Kwantlen Student Association for information about services for students that relate to your health and wellness.

The Library has a Wellness Collection housed at Surrey Campus Library designed to provide KPU students and staff with a selection of books related to wellness.

Student Health 101 Newsletter

Student Health 101 is a free, monthly student resource that promotes healthy bodies and minds. 

Peer to Peer support

The KSA/KPU Peer Support Program offers one-on-one support services, resources and referrals relating to health and well-being.


The KSA has events, clubs and other opportunities for you to get involved and engaged with KPU and your fellow students.

KPU also has an event calendar that you can visit to see what is going on on campus! 

Library Twitter Account

KPU Students Twitter