Woodward Library entrance


The Woodward Library will undergo scheduled maintenance on Saturday January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2020. 

The Library will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Please refer to the Library Hours and Locations to find additional study spaces across campus.

Woodward Library will be closed on Saturday May 4. The Library will resume normal hours on Sunday, May 5. 

The closure is due to maintenance work from UBC Building Operations which includes a series of buildings on campus. Woodward Library, the Instructional Resources Centre, the Cunningham and Wesbrook buildings, and the School of Population and Public Health will all be affected by the electrical maintenance. A high voltage feeder being repaired requires a full electrical shutdown for the group of buildings. Building Operations expects the shutdown to last from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.

For information on the maintenance, affected departments and times, please visit the UBC Building Operations website.

Visit the Library’s Hours and Locations page for more information on branch hours.

Bookshelf at Woodward Library


UBC Library’s Great Reads program has expanded to include Woodward Library. The leisure-reading program, initially launched at Koerner Library last fall, also has a location at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

The leisure reads include bestsellers, Canadian fiction, and “popular” reading material typically found in a public library. The Woodward location features materials related to the life sciences, with topics such as such as cholera epidemics, Charles Darwin, or new fiction such as Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

Readers interested in fiction, bestsellers and humanities and social sciences reading can visit Koerner Library for more book selection. Materials related to art, architecture, science and engineering are located in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

For a virtual bookshelf, Google book reviews, or to suggest new material, visit the Great Reads website

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