The Phil Lind Klondike Gold Rush Collection offers essential new source for historical research and scholarship at UBC Library

by Library Communications on May 5, 2021

UBC Library has received an unparalleled rare book and archival collection, dating from the Klondike Gold Rush (1894-1904) in British Columbia, from UBC alumnus and Canadian telecommunications icon Philip B. Lind, CM. The gift includes a $2 million gift that will support the collection at the library.

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Meet Katherine Kalsbeek, Head, Rare Books & Special Collections at UBC Library

by matt patton on April 29, 2021

Katherine Kalsbeek shares what it's like to acquire, manage and preserve rare books and special collections at UBC Library.

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How UBC Library has provided safe study spaces on campus

by Anna Moorhouse on April 21, 2021

As one of the only study spaces currently open at UBC, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) has been a popular campus destination for currently-registered students, faculty and staff with a valid UBC card.

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Notice to users: Library catalogue freeze scheduled for April 30 to May 10

by michelle blackwell on April 19, 2021

Due to an upgrade to the Library’s catalogue, users will not be able to renew or recall materials or pay fines starting Friday April 30 at 1 p.m. Full service is expected to resume May 10, 2021 at 7 a.m.

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Xwi7xwa Library launches library training course on Canvas for Indigenous teacher candidates

by Anna Moorhouse on April 8, 2021

Xwi7xwa Library has launched a new Canvas course for students in NITEP, the Indigenous Teacher Education Program in the Faculty of Education at UBC.

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Introducing OpenAthens, UBC Library’s new secure way to access online resources using CWL

by Library Communications on April 7, 2021

UBC Library is excited to announce that on June 2, 2021, we will launch a new way to log into electronic library resources including databases, journals, articles, and ebooks.

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Giving Day 2021

by phoebe chan on April 1, 2021

On April 7, join alumni, students, and friends from around the world to help expand the Queer Collections Project and increase the visibility and reach of sexuality studies at UBC.

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Statement regarding the March 27 attack at the Lynn Valley Public Library

by Library Communications on March 31, 2021

The faculty and staff of UBC Library extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by the act of senseless violence at the Lynn Valley Public Library on March 27th. 

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UBC Library users now able to access digital editions of essential French literature published by Classiques Garnier

by Anna Moorhouse on March 30, 2021

UBC Library has acquired twenty-eight series from the 2021 ebook frontlist collection published by Classiques Garnier, which feature select digital editions of French and Francophone literature.

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Climate Research Made Real

by phoebe chan on March 11, 2021

Join UBC's Library climate action team for a panel event featuring panelists from diverse disciplinary backgrounds as they engage in a conversation about the climate crisis.

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