University of British Columbia Archives

U B C
NOTICE TO RESEARCHERS: The Rare Books & Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room on Level 1 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) will be temporarily relocated to IKBLC 142 beginning May 9th, 2022 due to upgrades.

Learn more about how this may impact your visit, and please contact us to find out what resources and services are available before visiting. Our apologies for any inconvenience.


The University of British Columbia Archives serves as the institution’s corporate memory by identifying, preserving, and making available for use the University’s permanently valuable records… (read more)

The UBC Archives is located at ?əlqsən (“Ulksun”, a.k.a. Point Grey), on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

View of Library with Gymnasium in the backgroundUse the Archives

Main Library concourse 1920sUniversity History

Freshmen in green dunce caps September 1938Records Management

Totem poles in Totem ParkOther Resources