LAW LIBRARY level 3: K120 .S55 2019
Eloise Skinner, Junior Lawyer’s Handbook: How to Navigate the Transition from Student to Legal Professional (London: The Law Society, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K212 .H65 2019
James Holland & Julian Webb, Learning Legal Rules: A Students’ Guide to Legal Method and Reasoning, 10th ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K213 .C658 2019
John M. Conley, William M. O’Barr & Robin Conley Riner, Just Words: Law, Language, and Power, 3rd ed. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K2400 .P733 2019
Frank-Bernd Weigand & Antje Baumann, eds., Practitioner’s Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration, 3rd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K4430 .W66 2019
Philip R. Wood, Conflict of Laws and International Finance, 2nd ed. (London: Thomson Reuters, trading as Sweet & Maxwell, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K7040 .R47 2019
Chiara Giorgetti & Natalie Klein, eds., Resolving Conflicts in the Law: Essays in Honour of Lea Brilmayer (Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K7510 .W66 2019
Philip R. Wood Principles of International Insolvency, , 3rd ed. (London: Thomson Reuters, trading as Sweet & Maxwell, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD674 .S64 2020
John McGhee & Steven Elliott, eds., Snell’s Equity, 34th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2020).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KD1641 .H82 2020
Atkin Chambers, Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts, 14th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2020).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE1485 .M34 2019
Kevin P. McElcheran, Commercial Insolvency in Canada, 4th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE1639 .F32 2019
Brian A. Facey & Dany H. Assaf, Competition and Antitrust Law: Canada and the United States, 5th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2019)

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE1790 .B367 2019
Barry Barton, Canadian Law of Mining, 2nd ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE4472 .L336 2019
Shauna Labman, Crossing Law’s Border: Canada’s Refugee Resettlement Program (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2019)
Online access:

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJE4445 .A33 2020
Christian Adam et al., Taking the EU to Court: Annulment Proceedings and Multilevel Judicial Conflict (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).
Online access:

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJE5105 .B88 2019
Graham Butler, Constitutional Law of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy: Competence and Institutions in External Relations (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2019).
Online access:

LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): KU48 .A87 2018
Melbourne University Law Review Association, Australian Guide to Legal Citation, 4th ed. (Melbourne: Melbourne University Law Review Association in collaboration with Melbourne Journal of International Law, 2018).


Resources and services for UBC Library users

As the UBC campus community transitions to online classes, UBC Library offers expert help and many services that library users can access online. We encourage you to take advantage of these services, listed below.

Current students, faculty and staff should review off-campus access using EZproxy protocols before trying to connect to any of the library’s online resources from off-campus. Computers using a UBC wired or wireless network connection are automatically authenticated. 

Online Resources

General searching – When searching for books, journals and more, the library’s Summon search tool provides information about articles, books, journals and other materials held by UBC Library.

Books and Media – Find e-books, government reports, newspapers, CDs, DVDs, maps, musical scores, microforms, and more in the Library Catalogue.

Indexes and Databases – Find databases by subject or via an A–Z list.

Journals – Search titles and abbreviations of journals subscribed to electronically by the UBC Library and access links to the full text.

Open Collections – Search digital resources created and maintained by UBC Library, including photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, theses and more.

If you are experiencing difficulty accessing online resources please contact us.

Renew Materials

Renew materials online – Renew books and more through your MyAccounts page. Should you have trouble renewing your loans or have any questions regarding fines, please contact us via the Assistance Form. Note that the library has cancelled late fees from March 16 until the situation changes.

Librarian Consultations

Subject librarians with expertise in specific areas are available to UBC students and instructors for consultations. Once you identify a librarian, you can schedule an appointment with them via email.

Not sure which subject librarian to contact? Contact your branch by email and we’ll point you in the right direction:

David Lam Library:

Biomedical Branch Library:

Education Library:

Koerner Library:

Law Library:

Music, Art and Architecture:

Rare Books and Special Collections:

Research Commons:

Woodward Library:

Xwi7xwa Library: 

Research Help

Research Guides – Search subject and course guides that compile useful databases, digital library collections, and research strategies.

Find useful information to help you get started with your research, including a library skills tutorial, assignment calculators, information on academic integrity, writing support, skills for class and life, and more.

You can use our chat service, AskAway. The chat service is staffed by UBC Library, but at peak service times or off-hours, you may be connected with a librarian from another academic library.

Ask for library help using the online reference assistance form appropriate to your campus: Vancouver and Okanagan.


For those accessing Library online resources (e-resources) from off campus for the first time, you will want to READ THIS.

Key items to remember:

  • For the majority of off-campus access, you will need to authenticate via EZproxy
  • Do NOT connect to MyVPN when connecting to EZproxy
  • We are still here to help. Contact us via our HELP FORM if you have issues accessing Library resources. But please be patient if we don’t respond as quickly as usual
  • Library e-resources are not free, and they require the Library to sign a license. Many licenses have restrictions… often including volume. The rule of thumb is do not download more than a human can reasonably read. Suspicious activity will lead publishers and providers to cut off the IP address for everyone
  • And don’t stress. If networks are slow, if resources aren’t working, odds are everyone else is in the same boat



March 18, 2020 1:12 p.m. 

Due to current conditions with COVID-19, UBC Library is making changes to its operating hours, lending practices and fines policies. continues to be the most up-to-date and authoritative source of information about the University’s response to COVID-19. The Public Health Agency of Canada continues to assess the public health risk associated with the virus. However, it is important to state that UBC does not currently have any confirmed cases amongst is faculty, staff and student community.

Some library services are available during this time but will be evolving as the situation develops. We will update this page as additional information becomes available.

The library is focused on the following priorities:

• Continuing to provide access to e-resources
• Continuing to provide access to the online catalog
• Maintaining the library’s website
• Continuing to provide access to course reserves through Canvas
• Supporting UBC faculty, staff and students in remote teaching and learning

Remote Access to Library Resources

Find information about remote access to library resources.

Operating Hours
As of Monday, March 16, Library locations on the Vancouver campus will reduce operating hours from 9 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday.

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is open from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday, until further notice.

The ASRS is currently experiencing service delays in certain areas due to a mechanical issue. Please call the IKBLC circulation desk at (604) 822-8149 before picking up material.

The Education Library will be closed Tuesday, March 17 to Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Rare Books & Special Collections will be closed from Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until further notice.

At UBCO beginning Tuesday, March 17, the Okanagan Campus Library will open from 10 am-6 pm daily (including weekends), Okanagan Special Collections will be open by appointment only and The Innovation Library will be closed until further notice.

We ask those using library spaces to practice social distancing. Some locations are closed due to staff shortages. Please refer to the library’s hours portal for the most up-to-date information about your branch of choice.

Borrowing equipment
Equipment lending is closed to help mitigate risk.

Workshops and events
All in-person workshops and events hosted by the library are cancelled. Event attendees can expect an email notifications through the library’s scheduling system, LibCal.

Due Dates and Library Fines
The library will cancel late fees from March 16 until the situation changes. Please do not come to campus to return or renew library materials unless absolutely necessary.




Closing at 5pm

Attention: The Law Library will close today, March 16, 2020 at 5pm

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