About UBC Library’s Digital Colouring Books

Experience history at the tip of your pencil crayons! UBC Library’s digital colouring books aim to inspire creativity and spark curiosity through the art found in our digital and physical collections. We are joining the New York Academy of Medicine Library and others to offer this unique way to engage with library content.

Featured Book Series

Maps and Landscapes

The Maps and Landscapes digital colouring book series contains images from UBC Library’s Open Collections, a publicly-accessible resource for digital collections created from materials held at branches across the Library. The Maps and Landscapes series includes images from the Andrew McCormick Maps and Prints Collection, the Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era Collection and Chinese Rare Books. Download your own copy to learn more about these digital collections.


Download Series

The Download Library

Get free copies of all our previously released digital colouring books, available as PDF files.

This project is part of UBC Library’s strategic directions to create and deliver responsive collections.
Learn more about the Library Strategic Framework: library.ubc.ca/strategic-framework.