Strategic plan


Panorama of Koerner Library

During fall 2009, the UBC Library’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee hosted a series of planning forums and interviews with library staff and campus and community stakeholders, to assess current services and future opportunities. These discussions have resulted in the development of our five-year strategic directions and goals detailed in the UBC Library Strategic Plan 2010-2015. Our plan is informed by Place and Promise: The UBC Plan, and the views and needs of the diverse communities with whom we share resources and expertise.

We invite you to engage with the Library as we work towards realizing the goals and commitments required to remain a top North American research library in the 21st century.

Please explore UBC Library’s Strategic Plan (2010 – 2015) or view the PDF.

We welcome your comments and questions as implementation proceeds. Please contact us at library.communications(at)



UBC Library advances research, learning and teaching excellence by connecting communities, within and beyond the University, to the world’s knowledge.


We are a globally influential research library, inspiring knowledge creation, exploration and discovery.


UBC Library values:

  • service excellence
  • intellectual freedom and the pursuit of knowledge
  • collaboration with campus and community partners
  • stewardship of collections and institutional resources
  • innovation, creativity and risk-taking
  • an open, inclusive, respectful work environment
  • opportunities for leadership and individual growth throughout the organization

UBC Library’s Strategic Plan is a living document. For detailed information on actions, timelines and progress towards achieving these strategic goals, please bookmark this page or share your thoughts with us at library.communications(at)