Read our highlights from the past fiscal year which include growing our collections, improving student spaces, connecting research to the community and engaging with our community partners.

Woodward Library’s new front entrance, which has been under construction since the end of December, has reopened as of August 8. A new front entrance was built to improve accessibility for disabled or handicapped visitors.

woodward space

The course reserves section has been considerably minimized, and a new space full of natural light created. It offers 33 study spaces and tables, a bar height counter and lounge chairs for comfortable studying. The space is already attracting students and Aleteia Greenwood, Head of Woodward Library, predicts the space will be jam-packed once the school year starts again. 

woodward space 

In addition to the new student-focused space, Greenwood says one of the most-needed new improvements was the creation of a consultation room for librarians. “We have faculty members and researchers that do consultation and research work with librarians, so this room is a perfect space for these meetings.” The new room is adjacent to the study area, and can be booked by librarians for consulting projects. 

The new study area also features the new Seed Lending Library cabinet which offers seeds for use. The seeds are available to anyone – for more information on the Seed Lending Library visit their website

Be sure to check out the new study space!

UBC Library’s annual Report to the Senate (2015-16) is now available. Read about our milestones from the past fiscal year, which included connecting students to transformative learning experiences, investing in collections and engaging with the community.

View the entire report below or or download the PDF.

Holiday Hours 2016

Starting on December 21, UBC Library branches at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses will have reduced hours leading up to the holidays. Please consult our Hours & Locations Portal before visiting.

All branches will be closed from December 24, 2016 until January 2, 2017 with regular hours of operation resuming on January 3.

Happy Holidays from UBC Library!

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