The UBC Okanagan Library, UBC Innovation Library, and Okanagan Special Collections physical locations are closed until further notice. Many services are available online.
Find Library Service Updates at UBC Vancouver Library.
UBC.ca continues to be the most up-to-date and authoritative source of information about the University’s response to COVID-19.
Last updated: November 3, 2020
Library Service & Space Updates
Space Closures and Contacts
The UBC Okanagan Library building is closed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for general library questions.
Okanagan Special Collections is closed. Contact email@example.com with questions.
The Innovation Library is closed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Okanagan Regional Library @UBCO branch is closed. Visit the ORL Website for details on available services and spaces.
Centre for Scholarly Communication is providing workshops and one-on-one consultations online.
Services in the Student Learning Hub are available online.
Normally, the Library accepts gift-in-kind donations such as books, journals, archives or other resources. However, due to current conditions surrounding COVID-19, we have suspended our gift-in-kind donations program until further notice. If you wish to donate books, journals, or other resources to the UBC Okanagan Library, please contact our Collections Librarian. We encourage you to read our Gift-in-Kind FAQs before donating.
Books, DVDs, laptops and other UBC Library materials are available to borrow through our Contactless Pickup service.
Access to print Interlibrary Loan requests are unavailable while most academic libraries are closed. Employees will make every effort to fill requests for digital materials; however, it may take some time to follow up with your requests.
Please keep physical ILL items already in your possession until the Library reopens. Fines will not be charged for items due during the closure.
Contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions or require assistance.
Online collections access remains unchanged during the closure of Library spaces. A valid CWL is required to access online resources. Visit the UBC Library Connect Guide for more information.
Library journals, books, and databases can be found using the Search tool on the main page, or a more in depth search of Library Collections (including Research Guides, and Open Collections) from the Library’s Search Collections page.
Online Course Reserves can be accessed here. Print Course Reserves are not currently available.
Instructors can make requests at this time for materials to be made available online, either through the Course Reserves system or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Appropriate copyright considerations and licensing permissions will be applied to all requests.
If you are experiencing difficulty accessing online resources please contact us.
Research Guides provide a starting point for research by subject and topic.
Citation Guides provide examples for frequently asked questions in APA, MLA, and Chicago.
Your Subject Librarian is always available to support you, including if you would like specific content (videos, modules, quizzes, etc.) tailored to your courses and assignments.
The Library has developed a series of Canvas modules for citing sources in MLA and APA citation styles, as well as several introductory library modules that can be easily adapted or modified. All of these can be found on Canvas Commons by searching UBCO Library.
Open Educational Resources
The Library has an Open Education website, which includes toolkits and resources for searching, accessing, and creating open educational resources.
Streaming Services and Copyright
Are you interested in incorporating a video or film into your course? The Library provides access to a number of streaming services.
If you have questions about copyright, please contact us at email@example.com.
Contact cIRcle to add content to UBC’s digital repository for research and teaching materials.
If you have any questions about how the Library can support your instructional needs, please contact Sajni Lacey, Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.