Library Services

A wealth of knowledge: The Learning Centre’s access to library services is designed to support student learning, teaching, faculty research and to serve British Columbia’s communities.

 

Chapman Learning Commons

The Chapman Learning Commons is a collaborative, innovative learning space that brings together learners of all types – students, faculty, staff and community members. We strive to make the most of technology to support and enhance learning and teaching at UBC.

IKBLC heritage core. Photo credit: Martin Dee / UBC Communications & Marketing

IKBLC heritage core. Photo credit: Martin Dee / UBC Communications & Marketing

The Learning Commons offers a wide range of learning support services to you:

The Learning Commons includes space for group work, comfortable seating for individual study and space for workshops and events.

Contact

Our friendly student staff are available at our Information Desk (look for the green ‘i’) to help you with all your questions, technology borrowing requests, and ‘Lost and Found’ inquiries.

Location

The Chapman Learning Commons,

Level 3


Full Hours & Location

 

 

 

Music, Art and Architecture Library

The Music, Art and Architecture (MAA) Library supports the study, research and library instruction needs of students, faculty and staff in the School of Music, the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the School of Community and Regional Planning and the School of Library, Archival & Information Studies.

IKBLC students. Photo credit: Martin Dee / UBC Communications & Marketing

In addition to these subject areas, our collection also contains mathematics, statistics, computer science, the older humanities and social sciences materials. The MAA Library is also home to the UBC Library’s Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS).

Contact

For research help and circulation services, please visit the Information Desk.

Location

Music, Art & Architecture Library,
Level 3 (entrance), Level 4


Full Hours & Location


 

Rare Books and Special Collections

Rare Books and Special Collections contains non-circulating collections of rare books, archives, historical maps, photographs, and much more.

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The main focus of our collections is British Columbia’s history, exploration, settlement, business, politics, ethnicity and labour. Other collections cover Canadian history, Canadian literature, English literature, early children’s books and books on the history of cartography.

Location

Rare Books and Special Collections,
Level 1


Full Hours & Location

 

University of British Columbia Archives

The University of British Columbia Archives serves as the institution’s corporate memory. We identify, preserve and give access to the University’s text, audio and visual records dating from the founding of the University to the present day.

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The Archives also…

  • coordinates the University’s records management program
  • supports the administration by preserving evidence of past decisions and events
  • serves in a public relations capacity by disseminating information about UBC’s history
  • supports academic research through the provision of reference services and specialized research tools

Contact

Contact UBC Archives

Location

The University of British Columbia Archives,
Level 1


Full Hours & Location

 

UBC Digitization Centre

The UBC Library Digitization Centre embraces new technologies, methods of access, workflows and preservation strategies. We build sustainable digital collections to support and enrich the educational, cultural and economic endeavors of the University and the people of British Columbia.

The Digitization Centre is not open to the public, but much of its output is accessible to the public online through UBC Library’s Open Collections and can be searched using the widget below.

Visit the Digization Centre’s site to learn more about their work, and follow their progress and staff picks on the Digitizers’ Blog.

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Open Collections

 

Contact

Contact the Digitization Centre

Location

UBC Library Digitization Centre,
Level 1