The Library’s Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) is currently experiencing a server issue. As a result, all aisles of the system are currently unavailable.

Please contact the IKBLC Circulation Desk staff (604-822-3943) before picking up your request.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.


Update: As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, all aisles are working again. 

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Academic university libraries have come a long way since the early days of the card catalogue system, microfiches and rows of book stacks. Driven by advances in technology, and the changing needs of students and faculty, the libraries of today are evolving into community spaces that encourage collaboration, engagement and innovation.

Learn more about UBC Library’s fascinating history in the story “Libraries evolve to keep pace in rapidly changing world of technology” on the UBC News website.

Browse the full photo gallery on the UBC Centennial website.

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