UBC Library launches PARC

UBC Library introduces Library Preservation and Archives – also known as Library PARC – a new modular storage facility that is being built to accommodate future collections growth. Very low circulation items from the Library’s collections will be relocated to Library PARC, freeing up physical space at branches for other uses – including student and research services, study spaces and informal learning areas, multimedia labs, scholarly exchanges and more. The Library is consulting widely with faculties and departments across campus to help it select materials for storage and develop effective policies.

Library PARC will be located at UBC Vancouver’s South Campus (in the Research Precinct); a celebratory groundbreaking took place last month, and construction is scheduled to be completed by spring 2015. Read more about PARC on the Library’s site.