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UBC Library/Campus Tours on April 27th

On the evening of the ARL/CARL banquet, the UBC Library is offering up to eight tours of six sites and collections at their Point Grey campus. Buses will depart at 5:30 p.m. from the Sheraton Wall Centre. All buses drop off at a central location on UBC’s Point Grey campus. To facilitate planning, confirm interest in the various tour options to help the UBC library plan for transportation. Return transportation will be available to the Sheraton Wall Centre after the reception and dinner. 

Please register for a tour using the links below, or indicate the no tour/self-guided tour option. Please also indicate if you plan to arrange your own transportation via the radio buttons on each form.

Chung Collection

The Chung Collection contains material related to three broad and interrelated themes: early British Columbia history, immigration and settlement, and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The collection contains a wide variety of documents, photographs, books, artifacts, and maps related to each of these themes.

Register for the Chung Collection Tour

UBC Special Collections Chinese Rare Books

Featuring 20 titles, including some 16th–18th century editions, manuscripts/hand-written copies, rubbings, and calligraphies.

Register for the Chinese Rare Books Tour

Words and Pictures: Book Illustration in Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards

Led by student curators from UBC’s iSchool, this tour includes an overview of the Awards, as well as an in-depth exploration of several award-winning books and illustrators.

Register for the Words and Pictures Tour

Highlights of the RBSC Medieval Manuscripts Teaching Collection

Material to be shown includes the exciting new acquisitions to our medieval rare books and special collections, a 13th-century French manuscript, and a 15th-century Italian Humanist copy of Cicero’s Tusculan Disputations.

Register for the Medieval Manuscripts Tour

Nitobe Gardens

Nitobe Memorial Garden, honoring Inazo Nitobe (1862–1933), is considered to be one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in North America and among the top five Japanese gardens outside of Japan. In addition to waterfalls, local and imported plants groomed in a traditional Japanese fashion, and koi, guests may be fortunate enough to catch the end of the cherry blossoms in late April.

Register for the Nitobe Gardens Tour

David Lam Library

The David Lam Management Research Library and Canaccord Learning Commons is an integrated learning and research environment supporting UBC Sauder School of Business students, faculty, and staff at the University of British Columbia, as well as others who require use of the collection.

The tour covers the Library and Learning Commons facilities, including the Digital Media Lab, the Research Consultation Desk, the Leith Wheeler Investment Lab, and the Wayne Dean’s Investment Analysis Centre. The Investment Centre and the Investment lab provide students access to and workshops on Bloomberg, S&P Capital IQ, and Datastream, specialized investment analysis tools.

Register for the David Lam Library Tour

Self-Guided Tour/No Tour

What is a book? Reading the material object—self-guided exhibition.

Curated by Dr. Ilinca Iurascu and Dr. Joel Castonguay-Belanger (Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies). On display in the banquet room, this exhibition explores the history of the book, featuring items from our Rare Books and Special Collections unit.

Register for the Self-Guided Tour

If you choose the self-guided tour or no tour, a designated representative will meet you at the bus drop off point to take to you directly to the reception.

Other Features at The University of British Columbia’s Point Grey Campus

Set on a scenic peninsula, and surrounded by coastal waters and lush forests, UBC’s main Vancouver campus is home to more attractions than can possibly fit in to a single day. While the tours arranged for ARL and CARL members on the evening of April 27th are meant to showcase a few of our special collections and campus features, we understand that our guests may also wish to return to explore the Library outside of the conference schedule. We encourage you to visit the sites we could not include in such a short timeframe, or to see collections from tours that were at capacity on the evening of the banquet. We would be delighted to arrange such visits at your request. Some additional UBC Library features include:

  • Our new high-density storage facility: Library Preservation Archives (Library PARC)
  • The Automated Storage Retrieval System (ASRS)
  • First Nations Library (X̱wi7x̱wa Library)

To arrange a visit, please contact Harry Young at harry.young@ubc.ca.

For guests interested in curating their own visits to features outside the Library, some sites of particular interest might include: