Media Release | August 24, 2016
A new chapter in teaching is about to begin for the UBC Library with the acquisition of one of the world’s most extraordinary books: the Kelmscott Chaucer.
Media Release | March 21, 2016
The acquisition of two outstanding medieval manuscripts has bolstered UBC Library’s rare book holdings and provided valuable, real-life texts for teaching and learning.
September 1, 2015
Academic university libraries have come a long way since the early days of the card catalogue system, microfiches, and rows of book stacks.
Media Release | July 6, 2015
A reminder for a dinner invitation and a touching letter from a young man to his mother offer a rare glimpse of daily life in ancient Egypt, thanks to a recent rediscovery at UBC Library.
Media Release | January 29, 2015 - by Glenn Drexhage
An extraordinary Papal document that’s nearly 800 years old has become a valuable teaching and research tool at UBC, thanks to a history instructor’s passion and the university library’s restoration efforts.
Media Release | January 12, 2015
UBC Library has scored a rare book coup by acquiring two exceptional examples of early gay literature that share a connection with famed Victorian writer Oscar Wilde.
Media Release | May 14, 2014
A documentary film looking at UBC Library’s acclaimed Chung Collection premieres on Knowledge Network on May 16.
Media Release | March 18, 2014
A Vancouver art collector has donated a treasure trove of rare historical photos to UBC Library.
Media Release | January 27, 2014
Film fans, rejoice – Videomatica’s legendary film collection is now accessible for borrowing from UBC and SFU libraries.
October 16, 2013 - by Glenn Drexhage
A 700-year-old book—the oldest in UBC Library’s collection–helps bring history alive
April 3, 2013 - by Glenn Drexhage
A trip to China helps preservation librarian Alvan Bregman save UBC’s ancient treasures
October 12, 2012
UBC is unveiling interactive kiosks that offer compelling stories of Chinese Canadian communities, a searchable Chinese Head Tax Register of 97,000 digitized records and Gold Mountain Quest, an educational videogame.
Media Release | May 2, 2012
An innovative UBC program has provided more than $1 million in funding to help B.C. communities promote their unique histories to audiences around the world, thanks to digitization.
Media Release | March 8, 2012
UBC experts and community members are available to comment on the March 11 anniversary of Japan’s “triple disaster” – the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdown.
January 17, 2012
Lovers of literacy and libraries are invited to come by and show their support for Live-in for Literacy, which begins this Tuesday on the second-floor foyer of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. From January 17 to 26, students will once again “camp” at the Learning Centre in order to raise funds to build one or more libraries in a developing country.
Media Release | January 16, 2012
An exceptional film collection valued at $1.7 million will be housed and preserved by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.
Media Release | November 7, 2011
For the first time, more than 45,000 pages chronicling B.C.’s storied past are available online following the completion of a British Columbia Historical Newspapers Project.
Media Release | August 23, 2011
UBC’s University Librarian is the first Canadian to head an organization that has been the global voice of the library and information profession for more than eight decades. Earlier this […]
Media Release | November 23, 2010
Small businesses across British Columbia now have a free, comprehensive resource to boost their business-planning efforts and foster an online community of information and support, thanks to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia.
September 20, 2010
UBC kicks off its first-ever “Living Library” where users can “check out and borrow” remarkable individuals to learn more about their lives and experiences