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Community Access

Are you unaffiliated with UBC? There are many resources, services, events, and spaces you can access through the Library! Read this guide to learn more.

Reference and AskAway referral

Need to speak with a library staff member right away? You can use our Ask Us service and chat with us. 


Are you interested in speaking with a subject librarian? Here is a list of all of our subject specialists at UBC

Research guides

Research guides are created by subject-specialist librarians to recommend resources and search strategies by subject (including academic disciplines and courses), as well as format and publication type.

Other materials to help you get started

Center for Community Engaged Research 

The community engagement team is a resource for community organizations.

Together, they share knowledge, build on ideas and move them forward in collaboration with students and instructors Additionally, you can find information on where to post and sign up for volunteer opportunities on this page  

Collaboratory - Collaboration Laboratory

The Collaboratory is a space in which UBC students, Faculty, and community members can work together to create change and lasting impacts on various social and economic issues. The Collabaratory hosts a speaker series, the Social Impact Lab, and the Democracy Lab.