Our Communities

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The notion of sharing an academic library with the communities it serves is gaining more appeal and value. The borderless nature of libraries now allows for greater accessibility to resources, collections and programs for current and new library users. UBC Library continues to grow its presence outside the gates of the University through these programs and initiatives.

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Bringing the past to life: the Chung Collection. UBC Library highlights the exceptional Chung Collection using traditional and new media. 
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UBC Library’s global reach. UBC Library attracted people, inspiration and ideas from around the globe in 2012 with a range of prestigious international conferences. 
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Outreach in action: Chinese Canadian Stories. The successful completion of an ambitious multimedia project involving UBC Library allows users to discover the invaluable contributions of Chinese Canadians. 
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Global library collaboration with Peking University Library. A collaboration between UBC Library and the Peking University Library (PKU Library) heralds an exchange of staff and expertise.
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Great Reads

Great Reads for life. Calling all reading fans: popular fiction has a new home at UBC Library. 
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Twitterverse praise for UBC Library. UBC Library scores high as one of the top three influential library Twitter accounts in North America. 
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Library users help feed the hungry with Food for Fines. For the past nine years, UBC Library and UBC’s Alma Mater Student Society (AMS) have run the Food for Fines campaign. 
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Read more from UBC Library’s Community Report.