As one of the busiest branches in the UBC Library system, the UBC Okanagan Library is a nexus for scholarly engagement on the UBC Okanagan campus. UBC Library holds more than 7 million items, making collections – both physical and digital – an essential support for teaching, learning, & research at UBC.

About the collections

UBC Okanagan Library holds approximately 200 thousand physical items, including books, films, journals, maps, and sound recordings, as well as special collections and archival materials relevant to the Okanagan and neighbouring regions of British Columbia.


Featured collections

Explore the unique physical and digital library collections available at the UBC Okanagan Library. Other featured collections are also available on the Vancouver campus and digitally.

Audiovisual Collection

Our Okanagan Library holds over 5,200 audiovisual titles in DVD and VHS format. Highlights of this collection include a robust assortment of Hollywood feature films, as well as foreign language titles from countries around the world.

Located on the second floor of the Library, all of these titles are available to borrow.


Digital Collections

UBC Library offers access to searchable online collections through the Open Collections portal and the institutional repository cIRcle. UBC Okanagan Library offers access to digitized collections from Okanagan Special Collections & Archives and community memory institutions through the BCRDH portal.

Okanagan highlights include:


Located on the second floor of the Okanagan Library, our topographic map collection focuses on areas of British Columbia and Alberta. Other Okanagan maps are also available in our Okanagan Special Collections.

Additional support for locating maps:

Okanagan Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections and Archives houses our special resources related to the Okanagan region and is located in room COM004 in the Commons building. Looking to do a bit of research on the area? Come and visit us!

Visit Special Collections and Archives

Book Club Kits

UBC Okanagan Library has sets of books that you can borrow to run a book club in your unit, department, or amongst colleagues and friends.

View the collection



Arielle Lomness, Collections Librarian
Phone: (250) 807-8410

The Library also has a number of subject librarians to assist you with specific research and collections questions.

To share suggestions and requests:

For information regarding donations to the UBC Okanagan Library, please visit our Donors page.