The UBC Okanagan Library is a nexus of scholarly engagement for students, faculty, staff and visitors at the UBC Okanagan campus. The Library is a vibrant space full of services, varied study spaces, technology and library collections.

Key features of the Library building include:

Library Study Spaces

The first and second floors of the library have a variety of individual and collaborative study spaces with diverse seating options and moveable whiteboards. View a directory of informal learning spaces at UBCO.

The Field Reading Room (LIB 102) and The Lindsay Gordon Reading Room (LIB 115) provide quiet spaces for individual study. In addition, The Corbishley Reading Room (COM 004) in Okanagan Special Collections is another space for silent student.

Library Service Desk

The Library Service Desk is a central feature of the main floor and is the primary location for:

All services are available during library hours.

Technology & Computers

IT Services provides 81 networked campus computers, three flatbed scanners and three printers on the first floor of the library. The second floor has 13 computers in a quiet area. Wireless is provided on the UBC Secure network. Useful links:

Library Collections

The UBC Library is a leading research library and holds more than 7 million items.

Book stacks are found on the second floor of the Library and are organized according to the Library of Congress classification system. View our guide to finding books.

Our collection also includes curriculum materials, print journals, media resources and maps. A print reference collection is located by the fireplace on the first floor.

Okanagan Special Collections and Archives forms part of the Library, and is located in The Commons.

Library Instruction Space

LIB 111 is a flexible teaching space for library instruction, equipped with technology to facilitate collaborative learning.

Inclusive Technology Lab

The Inclusive Technology Lab (LIB 101) provides students with assistive technology and supportive study spaces.

Okanagan Regional Library

The Okanagan Regional Library operates a branch on the first floor of the UBC Okanagan Library in LIB 125.

Studio 123

UBC Studios supports Studio 123, located in LIB 123 on the first floor of the UBC Okanagan Library. 

Additional Features on the First Floor

Exercise while you study! Two active workstations, a bike desk, and a treadmill desk are located near the main Service Desk.

The Flex-space (LIB 106E) a.k.a “the fish bowl” is a collaborative study space, a workshop location, and where you will find B.A.R.K.2GO in the Library.

Important Spaces on the Second Floor:

Centre for Scholarly Communication

The Centre for Scholarly Communication seeks to enhance research productivity by connecting researchers with supports and tools at every stage of the research life cycle.

Located on the second floor, and accessible through the main entrance.

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Student Learning Hub

The Student Learning Hub is a one-stop-shop for free, flexible, and online student learning supports and resources.

Located in LIB 237 on the second floor and accessible through the West entrance.

Additional Library Features

Looking for a class located in LIB? Classrooms are located on the third floor of the Library building and are accessible through the West entrance only.

Artwork in UBC Okanagan Library is part of the Public Art Collection.

Gender neutral washrooms are located on the main floor and third floor of the Library building. Additional washrooms are located near the main entrance and on the third floor.

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