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The University of British Columbia Library is a leading institution in North America and a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The Library has 21 branches and divisions, including a biomedical branch at Vancouver General Hospital and on the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna.

The Library's collections are large and diverse, attracting researchers from around the world and contributing significantly to establishing UBC as a leading academic institution.

Our collections include:

  • Over 5.5 million physical items
  • More than 3.6 million e-books

UBC Library also has the largest biomedical collection in Western Canada and one of the largest collections of Asian language materials in the country. The Rare Books and Special Collections holds the largest store of print and manuscript materials about BC and extensive holdings on Canadian and Pacific history and exploration. UBC Library is a depository library for publications of the governments of BC, Canada and Japan.

Dr. Susan E. Parker, University Librarian
Library Information: 604.822.6375

Page last updated: May 31, 2022

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