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Introduction

The University of British Columbia Library is a leading institution in North America and a high-ranking member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The Library has 19 branches and divisions, including three branches at teaching hospitals (St. Paul's, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, and Children's and Women's Health Centre of BC), and one at 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 6 million volumes
  • nearly 1 million e-books
  • access to more than 200,000 serial titles
  • 5.2 million microforms
  • more than 850,000 maps, archival, and audio/visual and graphic materials

UBC Library also has the largest biomedical collection in Western Canada and the largest collection of Asian language materials in the country. It is a depository library for publications of the governments of BC, Canada, Japan, and the United Nations.

Ingrid T. Parent, University Librarian
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