Visit of Prof. Nobuyoshi Takashima

Visit of Prof. Nobuyoshi Takashima

Japanese historian, educator and textbook author Takashima Nobuyoshi, Professor Emeritus of the University of Ryukyus, visited the Asian Library on October 15, prior to his special lecture at the C.K.Choi Building. He made a valuable donation of 12 volumes of Nihon no ronten (Thank you for completing our collection!), along with his wife (Takashima Michi)’s […]

New North Korean Film collection

          The Asian Library recently acquired a comprehensive North Korean film collection with the generous funding support from the UBC Centre for Korean Research.  In the format of DVDs, the collection holds films produced in each decade of the 20th century since the 1960s, all the way through the 21st century. […]

New GAA Reference Hours

Starting from October 5, other than the regular reference hours (i.e. Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.), Asian Library will have Graduate Academic Assistant (GAA) manning our Reference Desk during the peak time from Monday to Thursday. They can help patrons in their own language areas while answering basic to intermediate reference questions in general. […]

Asian Library New Food & Drink Policy

Effective immediately, no food is being consumed in any public area in the Asian Library. To ensure the protection and preservation of library collections, and to provide a comfortable and clean environment for studying, Asian Library enforces a new and strict food and drink policy starting from September 18, 2015. Under the new policy, library […]

Changes in Japanese reference support

Our Japanese Librarian Shirin Eshghi is on leave for the year of 2015. We regret that support for Japanese language related questions will be available for only so many hours per week. Please note that the expected wait time for requests will also increase.  Please direct your reference related questions to Yoonkyung Kim at: […]

One year subscription to NK News (North Korean News)

Responding to our patron needs, UBC Library has been investigating ways on how best to increase access to and gather more reliable information about North Korea.  We are now pleased to announce that with generous funding support from the Centre for Korean Research at the Institute of Asian Research, we have managed to secure a […]

Asian Library’s opening hours in April

Due to statutory holidays and UBC exam period in April, Asian Library opening hours will be changed on the following dates: April 3 (Friday) – Closed April 4 (Saturday) – Closed April 6 (Monday) – Closed April 17 (Friday) – 9am-8pm April 24 (Friday) – 9am-8pm April 29 (Wednesday) – 9am-5pm April 30 (Thursday) – […]

New Trial Resource – NK News

Asian Library Open Hours Change during Reading Week

The week of February 16 is the Reading Week in UBC.  Asian Library open hours will be changed as follows: Monday, February 16 9:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday, February 17 9:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday, February 18 9:00am – 5:00pm Thursday, February 19 9:00am – 5:00pm Friday, February 20 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday, February 21 closed (due […]

Holiday Hours

Asian Library Holiday Hours 2014

Asian Library open hours during the Christmas and New Year holidays: December 15-16 (Mon-Tue): 9am to 8pm December 17-19 (Wed-Fri): 9am to 5pm December 20-21 (Sat-Sun): closed December 22-23 (Mon-Tue): 9am to 5pm December 24 (Wed): 9am to 3pm December 25 – January 1 (Thu-Thu): closed January 2 (Fri): 9am to 5pm January 3-4 (Sat-Sun): […]

Asian Library Extended Open Hours During Exams

To accommodate students’ study schedules, Asian Library will be open extended hours on Fridays during the examination period: December 5: 9am – 8pm December 12: 9am – 8pm Please also visit Hours and Locations to check out the open hours of different library branches. Don’t walk alone if you travel late at night after study. […]

Puban Project Complete and Online!

Food For Fines at UBC Library

UBC Pay for Print service rolls out at UBC Library

Donations from New World Press

Donations from New World Press

Zhang Hai’ou, Editor-in-chief, and three other representatives from the New World Press (新世界出版社) visited the Asian Library on Tuesday, June 25. They generously presented to the Library 16 titles of Chinese monographs, including “我们的荊轲(莫言)”,  “做个快乐读书人(刘墉)”, “沙海(南派三叔)”, “平凹文墨迹(贾平凹)”, “漫画一生(华君武)”, “北大国学课”, “”一百个中国人的梦”, etc.  The books are now on display at the Asian Centre entrance until July 10 […]

Carpet Cleaning May 28-29

To facilitate the annual cleaning of carpet, different floors of the library will be CLOSED at the time listed below: Upper floor Tuesday May 28 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Lower floor Wednesday May 29 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm Seminar rooms & CJK reference area Wednesday May 29 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm We […]

New Course Reserve System Available to Instructors & Students

UBC Library has been introducing a new course reserve system since last August through Connect, UBC’s new learning management system. This system, launched by UBC Library in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology and UBC IT, is a portal to all course reserves on a secure, campus-wide basis. Old course reserves request […]

Collections Relocation

The removal of all materials from the Asian vault on the ground floor was completed last week. ALL Asian rare collections including the Puban, Pang Jingtang collections are now kept at the Rare Books and Special Collections division at IKBLC with storage conditions that meet international standards. Other big sets such as 百部叢書集成 AC149.P25 S.1-S.100, […]

Asian Library joined the UBC-BWB partnership in handling discarded books

Asian Library has recently joined the UBC-BWB partnership in handling discarded library materials. UBC Point Grey, UBC Okanagan and the UBC Bookstore have long developed partnerships with Better World Books, an award winning online bookstore “with a soul” based in Atlanta, GA. This company is considered a trail blazer among newly emerging socially and environmentally […]

Temporary Floor Closing for the Asian Library

The Asian Library will close the 2nd floor from July 10 through 12 for renovation. There will be no access to our Chinese, Japanese and Korean collections in the call number range of A to F, H, P to PL4000s during that period of time. Library patrons can still access the lower floor collections: newspapers, […]

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