A central part of our mission as the UBC Okanagan library is to be a nexus of scholarly engagement and a key point of contact for researchers at any stage in their project or academic career. We provide access to over 7 million items, including books, ebooks, films, journals, maps, and sound recordings as well as the expertise of our subject librarians and service desk staff. We look forward to helping you find the resources needed to create, translate, and publish new knowledge in the world.

Supporting Research at UBC

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    Inclusive learning environment

    The UBC Okanagan Library is an inclusive place that offers a high-level of service for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

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    Expert support

    Our services staff and subject librarians provide in-person expertise for every stage of the research path.

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    Leading research library

    The UBC Okanagan Library is proud to be a part of the UBC Library system, a recognized leading research library and one of the largest research libraries in Canada.

Dedicated Support

We help support research activities across myriad disciplines and can assist in publishing and research dissemination. Whether you’re looking for information about preserving your research data, choosing a journal for your article, or building your academic profile, we will help you navigate your research path.

Research Services for Faculty, Post-docs & Graduate Students

The UBC Okanagan Library offers a number of in-person services for faculty as well as post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. Please explore below to find specific support services for your research.


Subject Librarians are specialists who can address your unique and in-depth research questions. Subject Librarians can provide research consultations by phone, email, and in-person.

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Open UBC is a curated collection of resources for faculty and students to learn about open scholarship and what it means to teaching, learning, and research at UBC. Contact Donna Langille, Open Education Librarian, for more information.
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The CSC brings together the expertise of partners from Advanced Research Computing and Research Services with the UBC Okanagan Library to provide an information hub for research supports and services at UBC Okanagan.

Centre for Scholarly Communication

Writing Consultations

The CSC provides writing support for journal articles, grant proposals, theses, dissertations, and conference presentations, as well as copyright, open access, and author rights.

CSC Writing support 

CSC Workshops

The CSC offers workshops and events to faculty, post-docs, and graduate students on a wide range of research projects and processes topics.

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Research Tools & Services

The CSC website features a searchable database of research tools and services and functions as an information hub for research support services at UBC Okanagan.


Undergraduate Student Support

The Library offers support through in-person services and spaces specifically designed for the undergraduate student. From help with assignments to writing workshops and tutoring, we’re here to support your learning, research and academic success.

Subject Librarians

Subject Librarians provide research consultations by phone, email, and in person as well as subject specific library instruction and workshops.

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Student Learning Hub

The Student Learning Hub offers centralized undergraduate services designed to enhance learning and empower students in all disciplines and at all undergraduate levels.

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The Student Learning Hub offers writing workshops and learning seminars throughout the academic term.

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Library instruction

Library Instruction

Librarians can provide instruction in-class, online, or through asynchronous resources. Sessions can be general, customized to course content, or co-led. We can provide single sessions or multiple, integrated or embedded sessions.


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Okanagan Special Collections

Our Special Collections room (COM004) boasts a variety of resources for research purposes including books, pamphlets, journal issues, DVDs, VHS, maps, etc. – created in and/or about the Okanagan-Similkameen, Columbia-Shuswap, and the Kootenays.


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Looking for community research support?

Community support