The Community Scholars Program


The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is pleased to announce continued involvement with the Community Scholars Program.

The Community Scholars Program (CSP) provides BC non-profits and charitable organizations with free access to academic journals and research related to their fields.

Many of the 170,000 non-profits and charitable organizations in Canada are doing critical work on social issues but most have little or no access to academic journals or research unless they are affiliated with a university. CSP provides BC organizations with access to more than 20,000 academic titles at no cost. In addition, the program provides research support, consultations with libraries, and communities of practice through workshops and journal clubs.

UBC Library, through the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, joins six other collaborating libraries: Simon Fraser University (Program lead institution), Vancouver Island University, the University of Northern British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and the University of the Fraser Valley to support their non-profit networks. During our sponsorship of the program there will be limited placements available for qualifying organizations that are referred to the program by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. If you would like to learn more or get involved please contact Kristen Wong ( or Aleha McCauley (