By michelle blackwell on August 25, 2016
Take a tour of Rare Books and Special Collections collections every Wednesday at 11 am.
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By Jessica Woolman on September 8, 2014
The summer 2014 issue of UBC Library’s Friends newsletter features the latest updates on collections, events, spaces and more.
By Andrea Coutts on July 24, 2014
About 40 Library staff were treated to behind-the-scenes tours of the Digitization Centre last week, where they learned about fascinating projects such as epigraphic squeezes and watched specialized photographic equipment in action. Robert Stibravy began the tours with an introduction to the Centre, pointing out a myriad of images from different projects covering the walls […]
By Library Communications on May 27, 2013
A collaboration between UBC Library and Peking University Library (PKU Library) heralds exchange of staff and expertise.
By Jessica Woolman on February 27, 2013
All rare collections at the Asian Library, including the Puban and Pang Jingtang collections, have now been moved to Rare Books and Special Collections at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, in storage conditions that meet international standards. The removal of all materials from the vault on the ground floor of the Asian Library was […]
By Jessica Woolman on July 29, 2011
In honour of the City of Vancouver’s 125th birthday, an exhibition highlighting the voyages of George Vancouver is on display at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections on level one of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. For more information, visit events.ubc.ca or the Rare Books and Special Collections blog.
By Glenn Drexhage on February 21, 2011
A review of a recent talk about rare books at UBC Library appears in Artswire, the UBC Faculty of Arts newsfeed. The talk was presented by Ralph Stanton, Head of the Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections division. You can view the article here, and find out more about Rare Books and Special Collections at […]
By Glenn Drexhage on August 6, 2008
Fans of ephemeral literature are invited to visit a campus display of 19th-century English chapbooks at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC). Chapbooks are booklets that were popular in rural areas and towns from the 16th to the 19th centuries, and ranged from jestbooks to histories of depraved criminals, medieval romances to song […]