In order to create space on the second and third floors of Woodward Library, we are moving a selection of low use monographs to Koerner Library, and serials with online equivalents to off site storage.

  • Low use monographs are books that are at least 20 years old and have not circulated in the past 5 years. These books can be identified in the catalogue with the location Koerner Library – Woodward collection (floor 1), and you can still borrow them.
  • Serials with online equivalents are journals for which there is an electronic version. To prepare for the move, UBC Library has purchased the ejournal archives for more than 800 titles from the following publishers:  Nature PublishingAnnual Reviews, Oxford University Press, ScienceDirect, American Medical Association and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (Journals@Ovid). For many journals, you’ll be able to access articles dating back to volume 1 from your desktop!

This is a large project, and we anticipate that there will be some record clean-up required. Please contact Sally Taylor or Greg Rowell if you have any questions or concerns about the move.

Starting at A

First day of the book move, starting at A (photo courtesy of J. Procyk)

Moving books

Preparing books to move to Koerner Library (photo courtesy of K. Miller)


Are you curious about PubMed but never had a chance to try it out?  Or are you an avid user but haven’t found the time to explore the redesigned search interface?

Come to the online library workshop for some tips on using PubMed’s most popular features to retrieve the best search results!  The workshop will be held Monday, December 14th from 12:00-1:00pm

Click here to register.

This workshop will be held ONLINE using Wimba Classroom. To participate, you will need speakers or a headset. A microphone is optional.  After registering, we’ll contact you with additional information for joining the session. More information about online classes.

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