UBC and UBC Library

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University of British Columbia Library


Koerner Library, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University of British Columbia Library is the library system of the University of British Columbia (UBC). In 2004, UBC Library ranked 22nd among members of the Association of Research Libraries.

UBC Library is one of the largest research libraries in Canada, with 15 branches and divisions at UBC and at other locations, including branches at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, and one at the UBC Okanagan campus.

As of March 31, 2011, UBC Library’s collection comprised nearly six million volumes, more than 875,000 e-books, more than 5.3 million microforms and more than 883,000 maps, videos and other multimedia materials.

UBC Library has the largest collection of Asian-language materials in North America and the largest biomedical collection in Western Canada. It is a depository library for publications of the governments of British Columbia(BC), Canada, Japan and the United Nations.