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.
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.
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.
UBC Library offers access to searchable online collections through the Open Collections portal, the institutional repository cIRcle, and the online archival descriptions database AtoM.
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:
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!
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.
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.