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Library Research Skills for Land and Food Systems

Finding a print book's location

Using print books effectively

  1. Check the Summon record for the section of the Library and the call number of the book. The call number is the address of the book.
  2. Click on the Summon Call number link to view the full catalog record


For many of your assignments, your books will be located in the Woodward Library. After you've determined which branch library the book is in, next look at the section reference, reserve, stacks or storage.


Checking out books

Your UBC card is your library card. You will use your UBC card to check out a book from the library.

If a book is at another library:

Access books at another UBC campus, for example UBC Okanagan or UBC Biomedical Branch at Vancouver General Hospital, by selecting the Order via Document Delivery link.

Delivery is fast - within 2 days. You can pick up your material from the library that you choose. For more information, go to the following page: Borrowing Between UBC Campuses.


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