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University of British Columbia: Woodward Library

University of British Columbia

General Information

Facility: University of British Columbia Woodward Library
Address: 2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z3
Phone: (604) 822-4440
FAX: N/A
Email: wd.ref@ubc.ca
Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm Mon.-Thurs., 8:00am-6:00pm Fri., 10:00am-6:00pm Sat., 12:00pm-6:00pm Sun.

For up-to-date hours and holiday closing information, please check the Woodward Library website.

About the library:

The Woodward Library, originally the Biomedical Branch Library, was first established in 1952. The Woodward Library itself was built and opened in 1964, and has been expanded and refurbished several times since, including creation of a consortium, called the UBC Life Sciences Libraries, that also includes the Biomedical Branch Library, Eric Hamber Library, and St Paul's Hospital Library.

Databases

The University of British Columbia's digital repository, cIRcle is an open access initiative created by the UBC community. It is designed to showcase and preserve the university's intellectual work while keeping it freely available to anyone on the web. For more information, please read the "Getting Started with cIRcle" webpage.

Summary of Collections

Collection size: As of January 2014 the collection numbered over 200,000 volumes of which only slightly over 200 are in Japanese. The Woodward Library collections focus on supporting primarily the engineering, forestry, health & medicine, land & food systems, and science departments at the University of British Columbia.

URL: http://woodward.library.ubc.ca/

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

Online Resources

These guides include research guides and course guides, as well as contact information, on all engineering subjects covered at the University of British Columbia, including biomedical, chemical and biological, civil, clean energy, environmental, and mechanical engineering, as well as subjects such as patents and standards.

These guides include research and course guides, as well as contact information, on all forestry subjects covered at the University of British Columbia. These subjects include forest products industry, forestry history and archives, natural resources conservation, and more.

These guides include research and course guides on all health & medicine subjects covered at the University of British Columbia. A very wide-ranging list, these subjects include aboriginal health, biochemistry, cardiology, dental hygiene, global health, kinesiology, nursing, ophthalmology, pediatrics, population and public health, and much more.

These guides include research and course guides for all land & food systems subjects covered by the University of British Columbia. These subjects include agriculture, animal science, nutrition, food science, soil science, and sustainability, among others.

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

For all comments and questions about the Guide, please e-mail us:

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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