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University of British Columbia: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

University of British Columbia

General Information

Facility: University of British Columbia Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Address: 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z2
Phone: (604) 822-8149
FAX: N/A
Email: N/A
Hours: 6:00am-1:00am

For holiday closings and up-to-date hours of operation, please visit the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre website or call (640) 822-6375.

About the Learning Centre:

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is home to the Chapman Learning Commons; Music, Art and Architecture Library; Rare Books and Special Collections; and the University Archives.

Databases

This database contains the successful digitization projects from the past eight years conducted by the British Columbia History Digitization Program. The purpose of the program is to promote access to the area's historical resources by funding digitization projects that result in open access, online material.

The archives of the Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of British Columbia acquire archival materials relating to the history of British Columbia and Canada at large, and currently holds over 700 collections.

The digital collections provide an overview of the digitized resources available through the University of British Columbia Libraries.

The University Archives have digitized several groups of collections, including photographs, audio recordings, videos, yearbooks, and more. They can be found under the Digital Collections dropdown menu on the University Archives main webpage.

Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of January 2014 their total collection of approximately 1.5 million items included about 46,000 in Japanese. As the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre also contains several other libraries, its collections are comprised primarily of these special libraries' interests, namely music, art, architecture, and the rare books and special collections.

Notable Collections

  • Music, Art, and Architecture Library: this library is within the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and supports the education and research needs of various music, art, and architecture departments within the university. It also contains mathematics, statistics, computer science, and older humanities materials. For more information, please visit the Music, Art, and Architecture Library website.
  • Rare Books and Special Collections: contained within the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, these collections include the Archives, books, maps, a digital collection, and the Chung Collection. For more information, please visit the Rare Books and Special Collections website.
  • University Archives: serving as the University of British Columbia's corporate memory, the archives contain the University's records while also managing the university's records management program. For more information, please visit the University Archives website.
  • Chung Collection: housed within the Rare Books and Special Collections, the Chung Collection is comprised of over 25,000 rare and unique items. For hours and an online catalog, please visit the Chung Collection website.

URL: http://www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/

Online catalog: http://search.library.ubc.ca/

Online Resources

As part of its dedication to lifelong learning across the globe, the University of British Columbia hosts their Open Learning Resources to help the public become educated without cost. It includes information and educational support in business, agricultural science, forestry, science & engineering, music, history, language, and more.

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre utilizes webcasts as an initiative to educate members of the public who are incapable of attending classes at the University of British Columbia. The webcasts cover subjects such as literature & languages, religion & spirituality, science & engineering, law, performing arts, and more. For further information, please visit the About Webcasts page.

Designed to help in searching for archival material, this guide is intended to help for researchers both at the University of British Columbia or anywhere abroad.

This guide is designed specifically to help researchers looking through the University of British Columbia's historical maps and atlases.

How to Use the Facility

Library cards
The University of British Columbia library system requires a library card for use. A library card can be obtained onsite at the main library. Further directions for obtaining a library card, and its potential cost, can be found here.

Photocopying
Self-service photocopying and printing is available with a UBC Library photocopy/printing card, which can be obtained at a card machine at any of the branch libraries or circulation desks. Cards require a $1 refundable deposit.

The price of a photocopy or printed page is 7¢ for black and white, or 40¢ for color. A page is defined by the university as one side of a 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper.
 
For up-to-date photocopying and printing costs and policies, please visit UBC's Photocopying page.

Give Us Your Feedback

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MLAGuide@nccjapan.net

North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources
北米日本研究資料調整協議会
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