The UBC Okanagan Library is a nexus of scholarly engagement for students, faculty, staff and visitors at the UBC Okanagan campus. Our mission is to create an inclusive culture where all members of the UBCO community and beyond feel welcome to pursue their greatest potential through the use of our spaces, collections, and services.
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The UBC Okanagan Library is one of the busiest branches within the UBC Library system. The UBC Library is a recognized leading research library and holds more than 7 million items making collections – both physical and digital – an essential support for teaching, learning, & research at UBC. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COLLECTIONS


The Library offers a number of unique study and learning spaces for faculty, students, staff and visitors. Located in the heart of the UBC Okanagan campus, our spaces are designed to be inclusive and collaborative. Whether you are seeking quiet space for concentrated study, or collaborative space for group work, we have a place for you.
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Public Art Collection

Paintings, sculptures, and installations enrich the academic experience and enliven the atmosphere at UBC Okanagan.

Artwork from the Public Art Collection is carefully selected and placed by Susan Belton, the UBC Okanagan Art Curator. When asked about the importance of a Public Art Collection, Susan Belton said: “Art makes our institution a unique place, broadening cultural horizons and deepening historical understandings.”

Susan Belton has been the Curator of the Public Art Collection since 2008. She established the first Public Art Advisory Committee and composed a guiding policy for the collection and terms of reference for its annual acquisition awards. For her contributions to campus life, she received UBC’s Staff Award of Excellence in 2013. Susan has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Public Art Committee for the City of Kelowna.

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