The Library Service Update offers information about services at all UBC Libraries,

For reference assistance from a Koerner librarian, please email   (Monitored weekdays 10-4)

For chat reference service, connect to AskAway. This province-wide service is delivered by librarians from all 30 participating institutions. (Hours include evenings and weekends.)


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UBC Library has arranged a trial subscription to Loeb Classical Library.

In the words of the vendor . . .

Loeb Classical Library presents an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations.

More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

Please send feedback about this database. Your input is essential to our selection process.


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Easter Weekend Hours at Koerner Library

Friday, March 25                                                                  Closed

Saturday, March 26 through Monday, March 28          10am – 5pm

Regular hours resume Tuesday, March 29.

Open hours for other UBC Library branches.

The American Antiquarian Society’s historical periodicals collection includes full page images of more than 6,500 titles selected from the American Antiquarian Society’s rich holdings The collection includes popular magazines such as Harper’s Weekly and Godey’s Lady’s Book, as well as more specialized periodicals covering subjects ranging from phrenology to farming and tailors to the timber industry. The earliest titles date from 1691 and the collection comprises more than ten million pages of fully-searchable original material.

The American Antiquarian Society was founded as an independent research library in 1812. Its original purpose as expressed by its founder, the printer Isaiah Thomas, was ‘to encourage the collection and preservation of the Antiquities of our country’. To this day, it continues an omnium gatherum of material representative of all aspects of American life from first contact to 1876. As the Society’s current president has put it  ‘throughout our history we have purchased things not from the perspective of connoisseurs or because of high taste but rather in a quest to have a rich representative sampling of everything . . . We’ve always been interested in the lives of ordinary Americans and what they might have been reading or writing. There’s hardly a topic of American history that can’t be researched here.’

Anyone for the American magazine of wonders & marvelous chronicle or the Carpet trade review?


Image: Trade card advertisement, Melville Garden, Hingham, Massachusetts, courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.

12:00 Noon |Thursday, November 26 | Room 216, Koerner Library

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