Announcements

“For All Time” satellite display

“For All Time” satellite display

Join us for a display in celebration of our exciting new acquisition and to compliment the exhibition, “For All Time – The Shakespeare FIRST FOLIO”, at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Shakespeare’s First Folio at UBC

Shakespeare’s First Folio at UBC

RBSC is excited to announce the acquisition of a complete first edition of Shakespeare’s “Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies,” also know as the First Folio.

Season’s greetings from RBSC!

Season’s greetings from RBSC!

Happy Holidays! Rare Books and Special Collections will be closed for the holidays from Monday, December 27 through Monday, January 3.

Chung Collection exhibition closure

Chung Collection exhibition closure

While the Chung Collection exhibition room is closed for maintenance, you can enjoy videos on the collection themes and a virtual tour.

Chung Collection room open

Chung Collection room open

The Chung Collection exhibition tells some of the most compelling stories of Canada’s past.

Chung Collection exhibition closure

Chung Collection exhibition closure

The Chung Collection exhibition room will be temporarily closed from Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 29.

Science Literacy Week 2021

Science Literacy Week 2021

In honour of Science Literacy Week 2021, explore RBSC’s archives related to British Columbia’s environment.

Reading Room Now Open

Reading Room Now Open

The RBSC reading room is now open for in-person research. Read more about visiting and UBC’s COVID-19 Campus Rules.

International Kelmscott Press Day

International Kelmscott Press Day

Celebrate International Kelmscott Press Day with a lecture by Dr. Gregory Mackie about William Morris’s influence in Vancouver and the Library’s own Kelmscott Chaucer.

Celebrating UBC’s Kelmscott Chaucer on International Kelmscott Press Day

In honour of International Kelmscott Press Day on June 26, 2021, we’re celebrating and reflecting on the acquisition of the UBC Library’s own Kelmscott Chaucer. The poet William Butler Yeats described it as the “most beautiful of all printed books.” Artist and illustrator Edward Burne-Jones likened it to a “pocket cathedral.” At UBC Library’s Rare […]