The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday, April 8 to Tuesday, April 24 to accommodate students during the spring exam season.

Please note that this opening DOES NOT include: level one, the Chapman Learning Commons, UBC Library bookstacks, Ike’s Cafe or access to computer workstations. During the 24/7 opening period, regular cleaning of study spaces will continue.

If you are planning to stay overnight at UBC or have an early exam, check out the UBC Commuter Student Hostel, where you can book accommodation online.

The top tips for UBC Library appear in the latest issue of UBC Reports, ”Back to School and In the Cloud” (UBC Reports | Vol. 57 | No. 9 | Sep. 1, 2011). The item appears below, and can also be found on the UBC Reports website.

Top 10 tips for connecting with UBC Library, without setting foot in the stacks

10 Learn to be a better student with Study Toolkits—topics include time management, note-taking and exam prep
http://learningcommons.ubc.ca/student-toolkits/
9 Boost your academic endeavors with tools, spaces, workshops or sit on the Student Library Advisory Council at the Okanagan’s Learning Commons http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/learningcommons/
8 Call on the Library Robot (aka the Automated Storage and Retrieval System) to fetch a book, a journal, a map or a vinyl record on the Vancouver campus
http://services.library.ubc.ca/borrowing/asrs
7 Find research and teaching materials, including 28,000 retrospective UBC theses and dissertations on cIRcle, UBC’s information repository—or contribute your own
https://circle.ubc.ca/
6 Peruse letters by Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale in the ever-growing digital collections
http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca
5 Tour the sacred sites of Burma or peer into the psychology of gambling guided by Webcast lectures
http://www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/webcasts/
4 Hear Canadian writers Timothy Taylor, Matthew J. Trafford and Linda Besner read from their works this month in the Robson Reading Series
http://www.robsonreadingseries.ubc.ca
3 Visit the historic Chung Collection and put yourself in the shoes of an early immigrant to B.C. from China
http://chung.library.ubc.ca/
2 Read what more than 20 UBC librarians are saying in the blogsphere
http://blogs.ubc.ca/library/
1 Make UBC Library part of your social network: @ubclibrary andwww.facebook.com/ubclibrary

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