The ABCs of RBSC

The ABCs of RBSC

Join RBSC for a new exhibition of historical and modern ABC books: From Apple Pies to Astronauts!

Jane Austen panel discussion

Jane Austen panel discussion

RESCHEDULED: 2017 is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Join us for a panel discussion exploring Jane Austen’s influences and celebrating her legacy.

Ever Austen

Ever Austen

RBSC is delighted to announce a new exhibition: “Ever Austen: Literary Timelessness in the Regency Period”

Sequoia tree with Christmas lights in front of old Main Library

Holiday hours

Happy Holidays! Rare Books and Special Collections will be closed for the holidays from Monday, December 26 through Monday, January 2.

[Two women and a man holding walking sticks on snow]. CC-PH-04319.

Snow Day

The RBSC reading room is closed Monday, December 19, due to inclement weather. Normal operations should resume on Tuesday, December 20.

A trench bridge (World War I 1914-1918 British Press photograph collection, BC_1763_0955)

Remembrance Day speaker series online

If you weren’t able to join us for RBSC’s Remembrance Day speaker series, you’re in luck! Thanks to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, the talks are now available to watch online.

Petrushka and Beyond

Petrushka and Beyond

Rare Books and Special Collections is delighted to host Petrushka and Beyond: An Exhibition of the H. Colin Slim Stravinsky Collection at UBC.

A trench bridge (World War I 1914-1918 British Press photograph collection, BC_1763_0955)

Remembrance Day Speaker Series and Display

Please join us for a series of talks in honour of Remembrance Day, sponsored by Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library.

Sui Sin Far and Onoto Watanna

Sui Sin Far and Onoto Watanna

Rare Books and Special Collections is delighted to host a new exhibition: Sui Sin Far and Onoto Watanna: Writing Hybridity on the Cusp of the 20th Century.

The “most beautiful of all printed books”

The “most beautiful of all printed books”

It’s been an exciting week here at RBSC! We’ve been celebrating the arrival of a new book to our collection: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, published by William Morris’s Kelmscott Press in 1896. The book, more colloquially known as the “Kelmscott Chaucer,” is one of only 438 copies printed and one of only 48 copies with […]