Library

UBC Library is the 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.

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Projects and Success Stories:

  • Special Appeals

    100 Years of Impact: Mapping Donor Support

    100 Years of Impact: Mapping Donor Support

    If you take a walk around our campus, you will see the impact of our supporters everywhere. Click on the points below to find out more—where will you make a more

    Community Engagement, Research Excellence, Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    The Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia

    The Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia

    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

  • Priority Project

    Woodward Library

    Woodward Library

      Building on five decades of exponential resource growth, dedicated service and deeply integrated partnerships with UBC science programs, UBC’s Woodward Library is poised to reimagine itself more

    Community Engagement, Research Excellence

  • Success Story

    BC Author Receives Inaugural Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Historical Atlas

    BC Author Receives Inaugural Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Historical Atlas

    A passionate advocate of Canadian literature and librarianship, Basil’s work significantly impacted UBC Library, its collection development efforts and writing and publishing in British Columbia. To more

  • Special Appeals

    1942 Japanese Canadian UBC Students Fund

    1942 Japanese Canadian UBC Students Fund

    A fund has been created as a tribute to recognize the Japanese Canadian students of 1942 who were unable to complete their UBC degrees or to take part in their more

    Student Learning

  • Special Appeals

    UBC Library Gift-in-Kind Support Program

    UBC Library Gift-in-Kind Support Program

    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

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    Friends of the UBC Library

    Friends of the UBC Library

    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

    Student Learning