Library PARC's humidity- and temperature-controlled environment expands the shelf life of books. From the REMI Network.
The Architizer blog covers UBC Library's highly specialized PARC facility, built by DGBK Architects.

The Records Management Office will be moving all records from a temporary facility to Library Preservation and Archives (LPARC). From October 15 to 23, there will be no retrieval, pick-up or delivery services provided.

Clients are advised to contact the Records Management Office for further information.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding.

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1983 Land Use: City of Vancouver,” from the Greater Vancouver Regional District Planning Department Land Use Maps collection, courtesy of UBC Library’s Digital Collections.


In this month’s issue of LibFOCUS, the focus is on campus and urban planning. We celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Library facility, award a book prize for a bio of a renowned local architect, provide walking tours and explore land use maps from decades past. 

Rendering of Library PARC

Library PARC rendering courtesy of DGBK Architects


UBC Library is pleased to introduce Library Preservation and Archives – aka Library PARC – a modular storage facility that is being built to accommodate the future growth of our collections.

Very low circulation items from the Library’s collections will be relocated to Library PARC, freeing up physical space at branches for other uses – including student and research services, study spaces and informal learning areas, multimedia labs, scholarly exchanges and more. The Library is consulting widely with faculties and departments across campus to help it select materials for storage and develop effective policies.

Library PARC will be located at UBC Vancouver’s South Campus (in the Research Precinct); construction is scheduled for completion by spring 2015.

Four people at groundbreaking

Last month, the Library celebrated a groundbreaking for Library PARC. In attendance on this special occasion were, from left, Rue Ramirez, Associate University Librarian; Ingrid Parent, University Librarian; David Farrar, UBC Provost and Vice President Academic; and Melody Burton, Deputy University Librarian.

The groundbreaking was an excellent way to kick off this innovative and ambitious project. Read more about Library PARC, and stay tuned for regular updates. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the project, please contact Rue Ramirez.

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