UBC Library is one of the top research libraries in Canada. Our rich collections have been shaped and enriched by gifts of many kinds.
Today we rely on a combination of endowments, cash gifts and collections to build on the margin of excellence that we strive to offer our users. Ongoing collaboration with supporters provide us not only an opportunity to enhance the services, spaces and resources, but also brings a variety of perspectives on how we can continue to ignite and maintain passion for learning between generations.
UBC Library welcomes thousands of students, researchers and community members each year, we are a destination for those on campus and home to world class collections.
With your help, we can ensure that UBC Library is able to respond to the changing educational and research needs, preserve rare and special collections and continue to provide information as widely and freely accessible.
A beloved room in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be transformed and upgraded thanks to a generous gift from Tony and Marissa Peña.
The Lillooet Room, part of the Chapman Learning Commons, has been re-named the Antonio and Marissa Peña Learning and Events Room. The space is used for workshops by UBC faculty, staff and students. The Peñas’ gift more
The Puban Collection—a rare and one of a kind book collection from China—was acquired by UBC Library in 1959 with support from donors. Now, almost 60 years later, generous donations are helping preserve and digitize this amazing collection so it can continue to benefit UBC students, faculty members and researchers from around the world.
UBC Library and its resources have been central to the success of hundreds of thousands of UBC students since it opened in 1925. And for the past 27 years, more than 6,700 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends have demonstrated their appreciation and support of the Library by donating more than $2.5 million to the […]
The Basil Stuart-Stubbs prize recognizes the contributions of scholarly individuals to the academic and cultural fabric of British Columbia. Established through an endowment supported by a group of more
UBC Library’s gift-in-kind program ensures that rare books, collections and items are made fully accessible to students and researchers, both at UBC and beyond, so that these important materials can more
When Laura Fedoruk was seven years old, she started checking out armloads of books at her local public library. The tremendous curiosity fed by the stories and facts in those books continues today, as does Laura’s love of libraries. When the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre opened in her second year at UBC, Laura knew […]
As one of the intellectual hubs on campus, UBC Library fosters innovation and creativity, facilitating access to 5.8 million volumes and hundreds of thousands of electronic resources through its 21 more