Did you know that in 2019/20 UBC Library spent $18 645 618 on its extensive research collections? Any community member can visit us in person to access a good portion of it. Any of the librarians mentioned on this guide can help you navigate what you are looking for!
Here are a few ways you can get started on your own:
However, for many of our resources you would need to visit us in person to access our licensed collections. Jump ahead to the ‘Visiting our Branches’ section for more details on what we will need to help you. UBC Alumni can also access several materials in UBC Library’s licensed collections. Learn more in this UBC Alumni Resources guide.
UBC Library has many different resources that are freely available to anyone from anywhere! Check out this video about open access at UBC. Here are a few different ways that you can get started.
Tips you can try from home: Unpaywall is a database of open access versions of articles and you can also get a downloadable extension. The Open Access Button is a website and browser extension where you can search for free academic research papers.