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Everyone is Welcome!

Everyone is Welcome!

Visit us for research help, to see our  collections, or to find a place to study. At Xwi7xwa Library everyone is welcome!

Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

With Halloween coming up soon, we’d like to remind everyone who will be dressing up to be aware of cultural appropriation when selecting a costume. What does this mean? Cultural appropriation is when someone uses elements of a culture not their own for their own purposes. These kinds of costumes reduce a culture to harmful […]

Find Streaming Video at Xwi7xwa

Find Streaming Video at Xwi7xwa

Looking for streaming video at Xwi7xwa Library? We’ve got a couple of tips to search the library catalogue to find what you’re looking for: First you’ll want to login to the library website using your CWL: https://login.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/login To look for a particular title, at the basic search, enter a keyword (use AND, OR, NOT or […]

Decolonizing Citations Workshop

Decolonizing Citations Workshop

Are citation practices fair to Indigenous scholars? Who scholars cite, how scholars cite, and what sources are considered authoritative to cite can validate and legitimize knowledge or oppress knowledge. Frequently, Indigenous ways of knowing (oral teachings and histories in particular) are delegitimized in academia by citational politics. In this session, learn more about “citational politics,” […]

Covid 19 Updates

Covid 19 Updates

October 14, 2020 – Update Need access to print resources? So do we, even the librarians are using UBC Library’s pick-up service! To place an order you will need to know your Campus Wide Login (CWL) and then a Duo Push account (if these are new to you please click the hyperlinks), then follow these […]

Science Literacy Week Sept 21-27, 2020

Science Literacy Week Sept 21-27, 2020

Science Literacy Week Sept 21-27, 2020 Xwi7xwa Library is participating in this year’s Science Literacy Week 2020! Branches across UBC Library will be hosting online workshops, curating reading lists, and sharing fun films on this year’s topic: Biodiversity! See the collective research guide here! And join the conversation      Join the conversation! @ubclibrary #scilit20 #bc

Ronald Sparrow and The Sparrow Case

Ronald Sparrow and The Sparrow Case

Xwi7xwa Library has gathered some resources highlighting the work of Ronald “Bud” Sparrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and community during this time. Sparrow’s influence on Canada’s understanding of Aboriginal fishing will continue in others’ work. Please contact the branch with research related questions if you do not find what you are […]

Collection Spotlight: A Children’s Booklist for Orange Shirt Day

Collection Spotlight: A Children’s Booklist for Orange Shirt Day

Between the late 1800s and 1996, more than 150, 000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit children attended Indian Residential Schools. Orange Shirt Day, September 30th, was inspired by the story of Survivor Phyllis Webstad and honours the experiences of all children impacted by the Residential Schools. On September 30th join X̱wi7x̱wa Library in the conversation […]

Farewell to Bronte Burnette!

Farewell to Bronte Burnette!

Xwi7xwa Library would like to thank Bronte Burnette, our recent student librarian, for all her hard work and contributions during her time with us! Burnette moved to Vancouver from Montana and joined our team while working on her MLIS at UBC’s iSchool. She has since graduated from the program and is the Educational Resource Developer […]

Say Goodbye to Daily Overdue Fines!

Say Goodbye to Daily Overdue Fines!

Starting September 15 2020, UBC Library is eliminating daily overdue fines on books, journals and audio-visual (AV) materials for all library users. Here are some other important points about the Library’s update on overdue fines: Overdue fines for Course Reserve loans, Interlibrary loans and electronics will still apply when physical borrowing resumes. Fines for overdue recalled […]