Access the resources of a global university—over 7.8 million items.

The library is the intellectual heart of a university’s physical and digital infrastructure. At UBC Okanagan, our library helps transform undergrad students into promising researchers and contains the must-have scholastic assets for graduate students and faculty members.

UBC-Wide Collections

  • 7.8 million items
  • 2.3 million e-books
  • 2,495 indexes and databases
  • 313,000 e-journals


  • 650 seats for quiet study
  • 127 desktops, plus 38 laptops for loan
  • 188 librarian-taught workshops, and 40
    communication and writing bootcamps and workshops

On the horizon: The Commons

Construction is underway on The Commons (formerly called the Teaching and Learning Centre), a new $35-million multi-purpose learning facility connected to the existing campus library. The space includes a digital technology centre, a 400-seat classroom, and collaborative study areas. The Commons will more than double the study space currently available for students.

The Commons Construction Cam

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Artist rendering of The Commons