The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will once again stay open around the clock to accommodate students and their study schedules.

The Learning Centre will be open 24 hours a day beginning Saturday, November 29 (opening at 6 a.m.) to Thursday, December 18 (closing at 1 a.m.).

Please note that this opening DOES NOT include: Level 1 (the lower level), the Chapman Learning Commons, Library bookstacks or Ike’s Cafe.

During the 24/7 opening period, regular cleaning of study spaces will continue, and the computer workstations on Level 2 will remain open.

If you are planning to stay overnight at UBC or have an early exam, check out the Commuter Student Hostel, where you can book accommodation online.

Students travelling late at night are encouraged to contact Safewalk, a free service that provides a co-ed team to take you anywhere you need to go on campus. Don’t walk alone – add Safewalk to your phone: 604-822-5355.


Learn about program highlights in our Infographic.

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Join us November 27 for a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s modern take on Romeo + Juliet

Starring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio, this 1996 version of Shakespeare’s play features visually stunning and colourful sets as the Montagues and Capulets wage war and star-cross lovers meet their tragic destiny. 

Hosted by Sarah Grant, a PhD student from Simon Fraser University, this Cinema Salon noon screening is free. 

Location: Koerner Library, room 216

Genre: Drama, Romance
Run time: 120 minutes


For more information on the Videomatica Collection or the Cinema Salon series, please visit

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