Services

Join RBSC for a “Wild Ride”!

Join RBSC for a “Wild Ride”!

See photos and download the catalogue for “The Wild Ride,” a charming student-curated exhibition!

RBSC remote resources and services

RBSC remote resources and services

Due to COVID-19, the RBSC reading room is currently closed, but librarians, archivists, and staff are working to support patrons. Learn more about our remote resources and services.

Puban Collection Drop-in Tours

Puban Collection Drop-in Tours

Join a special tour of the Puban Collection this summer!

Welcome Congress 2019!

Welcome Congress 2019!

RBSC will have special weekend open hours during Congress 2019.

And there’s the humor of it…

And there’s the humor of it…

Join RBSC and Woodward Library for the new exhibition: “And there’s the humor of it”: Shakespeare and the Four Humors.

ASRS outages scheduled

ASRS outages scheduled

Due to scheduled upgrades, patrons will unable to request materials from the ASRS from May 13 at 6 p.m. until May 19.

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.

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 […]

Tell us what you think about “Harry Potter and the Rain City”

Did you see UBC Library’s Harry Potter and the Rain City exhibition last fall? Did you attend the Harry Potter, Brands of Magic colloquium or the Hallowe’en at Hogwarts West party? If so, we’d love to know what you thought! Please complete our survey at the below link: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/harrypotter/ Tell us what you liked, tell […]

Harry Potter LibGuide

In honour of UBC Library’s Harry Potter related exhibition and events this fall, Irena Trebic, Reference Librarian David Lam Management Research Library, has created a wonderful LibGuide for the Harry Potter series. The guide explores the connections between themes in the books and the collection at the David Lam Library (books, articles, and theses). The guide […]