The last day for 1-on-1 consultations at the Research Commons is Friday, December 16, 2016. Consultations may be booked via our Consultation Request Form.

Consultations will resume again in the new year, on Monday, January 16, 2017.

Please note that Koerner Library will be closed for Remembrance Day on Friday, November 11th. The library will re-open on Monday according to our regular hours.

Koerner Library currently has access to a trial of a new database – Social Explorer. This demographic data visualization and research website is designed to engage users through dynamic maps and customizable reports. Data includes US census from 1790-2010, the Canadian and UK census from 2011-present, American Community Survey 2005-2014, US Crime data, Eurostat surveys and World Bank Indicators.


Visit Social Explorer.


Please note that Koerner Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on the holiday Monday, October 10th. The library will re-open on Tuesday according to our regular hours.

Check out our new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research Guide to learn more about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial data!

The guide provides a basic introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial data, and contains pages with numerous links to geospatial data sources by location and subject. The guide also discusses search strategies, labs and software, and citing data. It also links to many additional training resources, such as books, courses, and videos, and highlights special GIS projects that the library has worked on.

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.

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