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David Lam Library Campus Closure Guide

This guide contains all relevant library resources and information for UBC Sauder students during the campus closure.

Open for Business - Virtually!

The physical location of the David Lam Library and Canaccord Learning Commons will be closed from 5pm Friday, March 20th until further notice. During this time Librarians and staff will be working remotely to continue to support the UBC Sauder School of Business. Access to our large collection of electronics resources such as databases, e-books, journals will continue to be available online. 

We are expanding remote services to accommodate the transition to an online learning environment and this guide is designed to provide you with additional information on Library operations and services at this time. We will be updating this guide as additional information is made available.

Check out this Online Learners Guide by the UBC Learning Commons for tips on how to get most out of the online learning environment.

Common FAQs

Can I borrow or return physical items from the library?

You can no longer borrow or return your borrowed items during the campus closure.

Consider checking out our Ebook Collections at the UBC Library. 

How can I renew my materials?

Renew materials online through your MyAccounts page. Should you have trouble renewing your loans or have any questions, please contact UBC Library via the Assistance Form. Please do not come to campus to return library materials. Please do not come to campus to return library materials unless absolutely necessary. If you are leaving the Vancouver area and will not be able to return your books at a later date, please use either the Koerner Library or Irving K. Barber Learning Centre book drops.

What about my due dates and fines?

The library has cancelled late fees from March 16 until the situation changes. Even if you are unable to renew your items, no fines will be charged. Please contact UBC Library via the Assistance Form with any questions.

Can I still make Interlibrary Loan requests?

Access to print InterLibrary Loans, including copying and scanning from print collections, is unavailable while the Library is closed. Employees will make every effort to fill requests for digital materials, however, it may take some time to follow up with your requests.

What will happen to my recalled items?

If you have items that have been recalled, you do not have to return them until the library reopens. Please contact UBC Library via the Assistance Form with any questions.

For updates with regards to UBC Library during the closure, please visit the Library Service Update.

Connect with Us

Christina Sylka, Head Librarian
 christina.sylka@ubc.ca

Irena Trebic, Librarian
 irena.trebic@ubc.ca

Kimberly Fama, Librarian
 kimberly.fama@ubc.ca

Cassie Gilpin, CLC Manager
 cassie.gilpin@sauder.ubc.ca

Fei Song, Investment Labs Coordinator
 fei.song@sauder.ubc.ca