Reading Rooms Catalogues

  • Architecture Reading Room
    Holdings include 4000 monographs, 50 journal titles, 20,000 slides 1,500 graduating projects, product sample materials and a small archival collection.
  • Crane Library
    Holdings include over 10,000 titles of university-level textbooks, course support materials, reference books, and leisure reading in recorded digital audio, Braille, large print, and electronic text (e-text).
  • CTLT Resource Room
    Holdings include books, articles, newsletters, and other resources on the topics of teaching, learning, facilitation, and professional development.
  • Geographic Information Centre
    Holdings include maps specializing in BC and Canada, atlases, books, video recordings, course reserves on geographical topics, and the University Aerial Photo Collection.
  • ICICS/Computer Science Reading Room
    Holdings include books, journals, conference proceedings, electronic resources, videos, theses.
    Subjects include: computer science, electrical & computer engineering, mathematics, technology & society, psychology, economics, medicine
  • Landscape Architecture Reading Room
    A small collection of key landscape architecture related books and student graduate design projects – approximately 400 monographs, 2 journal titles, and 50 graduating projects.
  • UBC Botanical Garden Library and Reading Room
    Holdings include monographs, textbooks, manuals, and handbooks in a variety of languages.
    Subjects include: ecology, ethnobotany, communication and education in the sciences, floras, gardening and gardens, the history of horticulture and botany, Asian gardens, native plants of British Columbia, plant identification, plants and gardens in art and photography, sustainability and biodiversity.

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Note that not all of the reading rooms are on this catalogue and not all of the reading rooms in this catalogue are currently active.

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