The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca) at UBC (Point Grey) is a learning, teaching, and research support facility providing access to information resources, technology, and programs and services for the UBC community and beyond. It also has a special focus to engage with community partners in support sustainable community development and lifelong learning.
The Learning Centre houses library collections and services including the Music, Art and Architecture Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, and University Archives. A variety of group and individual study spaces are available, in addition to classrooms and Ike's Café. The Learning Centre is home to student and faculty support services including the Chapman Learning Commons and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. The Learning Centre also provides access to collections located in the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS).
The Learning Centre features 250,000 square feet of new and renovated space, incorporating classrooms, lecture halls, academic units, and library services resources.
Academic units located in the Learning Centre include the Arts One, Science One, Coordinated Arts, Coordinated Science, and SLAIS the iSchool@UBC.
The Learning Centre has been funded by UBC and the Province of British Columbia, and by a major donation from distinguished UBC alumnus, Irving K. Barber.