October 14, 2020 – Update

Need access to print resources? So do we, even the librarians are using UBC Library’s pick-up service! To place an order you will need to know your Campus Wide Login (CWL) and then a Duo Push account (if these are new to you please click the hyperlinks), then follow these steps to place an order.

 

 

Once you’ve placed an order online you’ll receive a confirmation email with:  a request number (we recommend writing this down in case there’s an issue with your order) and the dates your order is available for pick up!

 

 

 

 

 

Remember to bring: 

  • a mask, they’re mandatory at UBC campuses
  • your student/staff/faculty ID

Location: Resource pick-up is at the Koerner Library!

Hours: Pick up available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

 

 

 

Procedure:

  1. When you arrive at Koerner use the blue circles on the ground to line up 2 metres apart
  2. At the front door there’s a table (ring the bell if no one is there), allow the patron in front of you time to leave the table and the staff time to clean it
  3. Wait for the staff to move back, put your ID on the table, step back
  4. The staff will go get your order and place it on the table
  5. Grab your resources and you are good to go

 

 

 

    NEW   Xwi7xwa Library – Distance Research Guide

April 3, 2020 – Update

Xwi7xwa Library will be closed to the public until April 30. We are working remotely!

Email at xwi7xwa.library@ubc.ca or karleen.delaurier-lyle@ubc.ca for inquiries.

Information specifically about UBC Library is available in the banner on the UBC Library website, as well as here, where UBC library is updating their information.

 

March 18, 2020 – Update

As of March 20 at 5PM Xwi7xwa Library will be closed to the public until April 6 at 9AM, after which point the situation will be reviewed. Please check back here for updates about Xwi7xwa Library’s hours. For updates on hours please see.

Our staff are working remotely and still available to support research needs.

Email at xwi7xwa.library@ubc.ca or karleen.delaurier-lyle@ubc.ca for inquiries.

Information specifically about UBC Library is available in the banner on the UBC Library website, as well as here, where UBC library is updating their information.


Due to current closures and conditions because of Covid 19 and UBC’s decision to move classes to online, UBC library is making changes to hours, lending processes, and fine policies.

UBC.ca continues to be the most up-to-date and authoritative source of information about the University’s response to COVID-19.

Information specifically about UBC Library is available in the banner on the UBC Library website, as well as here, where UBC library is updating their information daily.

As of March 17, Xwi7xwa will be open as normal 9am-5pm. Please check back here for updates about Xwi7xwa Library’s opening hours and updates.

Many of our library staff are working from home and are available through email at xwi7xwa.library@ubc.ca

We are able to answer reference questions, find online materials for papers & research topics, and find alternative materials to items only available in print.

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.

O’Reilly now uses your CWL to log in rather than your email address.

This will set up a new account on your first visit.

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Existing Users who temporarily wish to access their older (via UBC email) account, click here.

Join UBC Vancouver Library, UBC Okanagan Library, the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology (Vancouver), and the Centre for Teaching and Learning (Okanagan) from October 19-October 24 for Open Access Week, where a variety of speakers and events will explore the many facets of open access. Take a look at the full list of events and register  here.

Open Access refers to an alternative academic publishing model in which research outputs (including peer-reviewed academic journal articles, theses, book chapters, and monographs) are made freely available to the general public for viewing, and often for reuse. This is unlike the traditional scholarly publishing model under which publishers require institutions or individuals to pay for access to these materials.

Looking for Open Access Materials through the UBC Library homepage?

The Library’s general search tool Summon currently indexes more than 200 million open access items, including articles, books, thesis, technical reports, images, and more. These items are made accessible in a variety of ways, including as full text resources (e.g. pdf, image, etc.) or through the descriptive metadata allowing you to find the full resource in open access repositories.

On the Library homepage, search using Summon (General), and limit your results to openly accessible content using the “Refine Your Search” filter for “Open Access.” When you see OpenVersion in a result, that is a link to download a version of the article from Unpaywall, a database of almost 26 million free scholarly articles.  Note that this open access version may not be the same as the final published version.  Read more about Unpaywall here.

 

UBC Library also provides a list of Open Access journals/indexes that you can access through our catalogue.

Want to Learn More About Publishing Open Access?

If you are interested in moving your work to Open Access, the Scholarly Communications Office at UBC Library has recently launched the UBC Open Access Fund for Humanities and Social Sciences Research which is designed to help offset some of the costs associated with this publishing model. If you have any questions about Open Access, or the fund, get in touch with the Scholarly Communications Office at UBC Library who are there to provide support for all your publishing questions.

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