Due to the quickly evolving situation with COVID-19, UBC Library branches across the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses will remain closed until further notice. The library continues to provide access to electronic resources and librarian support for research, teaching and learning.

Research help is available from UBC Education Library via email or remote consultation.

Looking for a book or article? Want to book a Zoom research session? Have a question about citations?

Please reach out to ed.lib@ubc.ca for assistance.

For continued library service updates, please visit: services.library.ubc.ca/covid-19-response

RESOURCE TRIAL: Audio Cine Films

The Audio Cine Films Digital Campus collection offers access to 1000’s of titles from the world’s most renowned film studios and producers including:

●  Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstones Pictures
●  Hollywood Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios
●  Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures
●  Tristar Pictures, Screen Gems
●  Universal Studios Canada (MCA)
●  MGM Studios, United Artists

Please check the resource page for access instructions:

Please submit feedback using the online form on the resource page or by sending directly to your liaison librarian:


Due to the quickly evolving situation with COVID-19, UBC Library branches across the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses are closed until April 6, at which time the situation will be reassessed. The library continues to provide access to electronic resources and librarian support for research, teaching and learning. You can stay up to date with the Library’s services and resources at https://services.library.ubc.ca/covid-19-response/

Although library buildings are closed to the public, librarians and library staff are working remotely. Please continue to reach out to your liaison librarians or to the Education Library’s general email ed.lib@ubc.ca with any questions, or if you would like to discuss librarian support for research and instruction at this time. We will also continue sharing updates and resources through Twitter @UBCEdLib



Given the recent announcement that all Summer Term 1 courses will be online, please contact your liaison librarian with purchase requests for online course materials. If needed, we can also explore the availability of electronic versions of course reserves materials currently in our print reserves collection.



In response to current needs, we have created two new booklists, entirely dedicated to online resources. The lists include teacher resources, lesson planning books, picture books, and juvenile non-fiction to support lesson development from home. We have also included Open Access resources, so that parents, caregivers, and anyone else who is interested can find learning materials online for free.

Both lists are available at: https://blogs.ubc.ca/educationlibrarybooklists/electronic-resources/

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Education Library Monthly Report – March 2020


Education Library hours for July & August 2019


Dear Faculty and Instructors,

UBC Library is pleased to offer a Syllabus Service in conjunction with Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR). The Syllabus Service allows you to submit your syllabus directly to UBC Library so we can add your readings and other learning resources[1] to LOCR, which is integrated with Canvas.

Faculty and instructors who prefer the self-serve model may continue to manually input course reserves requests into LOCR. However, the new Syllabus Service provides a complementary full-service option that relieves users of the need to enter bibliographic data into the system. Both services ensure that readings and other learning resources are made available to students while respecting Canadian copyright law and existing UBC licensing agreements and policies.

How to submit a syllabus?

Simply email a copy of your syllabus to syllabus.service@ubc.ca as a Word or PDF document.

We expect a basic syllabus to include the following:

  • The course name and course code
  • Your name and contact information
  • Full citations for works, including page numbers where applicable
  • Loan period for physical items you want to put in course reserves collection (2hr, 1 day, or 3 days)
  • Request for new purchases for the Library collections (only if applicable)

Library staff will add items to LOCR, obtain reading materials, secure licences where necessary, and upload the content on your behalf.

Important Dates

While most readings can be cleared in a matter of days, acquiring permissions from publishers can sometimes be a lengthy process. To ensure that the course material is available on the first day of class, it is recommended that instructors submit their syllabi by the following dates:

Fall 2019: July 15th, 2019

Winter 2020: November 15th, 2019

Instructors may continue to submit reading lists at any time. Materials will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Material is Ready

Your course material will be available in LOCR as a single list (articles, eBooks, chapter/excerpts, web pages, and media resources).

You and your students can access course material either through the standalone LOCR site, https://courses.library.ubc.ca/, or via the Library Online Course Reserves link in the Canvas course shell.

LOCR will also generate a direct link to your course material in “Instructor Mode.” You may share this link with your students any way you like (email, blog, LMS), as it will work only for enrolled students for that particular course.

Physical items will be put in the course reserves collection of your preferred library branch for the duration of the course.

If you have any questions, or need more information about the service, please contact us at permissions.office@ubc.ca

[1] Course reserves is designed for published works. If you would like to share your lecture slides, notes or handouts with students, you should post these types of files directly within your course site in the learning management system

UBC Education Library is streamlining its social media. Instagram and Facebook accounts associated with our branch will be closing June 21, 2019.

Follow @UBCLibrary on Facebook and Instagram and stay connected with Education Library through our website, Twitter and YouTube channels.

UBC Education Library will be closing at 5 pm on Thursday, April 18.  Please also note our Holiday Hours for April.











As we continue our year of assessment at the Education Library and, after six months of tracking patron use patterns, we have been able to expand the library’s opening hours on weekends. In response to user needs for space and borrowing services, we are now open until 6:00pm, Friday through Sunday.

Where: Scarfe 155 – Education Library
When: January 24, 12:00-2:00 Drop-in

Join us in Scarfe 155 for some calming and creative activities! Unwind with some colouring, try your hand at blackout poetry, craft your own puppet, or take a picture in our green screen photo booth.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

UBC Library





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