October 23, 2021
Access Xwi7xwa Resources during closure:
Looking for access to our print collections? Although we are closed during construction you can still order our resources from our branch using the Document Delivery system.
The steps below can show you how to place an order, and items can be picked up at 1985 West Mall, First Nations House of Learning Longhouse reception desk:
Step 1. Locate the item you would like to take out on loan:
Step 2. Under the “Action” column (right side) select the option “Order via Document Delivery”:
Step 4. Select the holding and “Create Loan Request”:
(NOTE: vertical files & special collections do not circulate; see Special Collections below to access these resources)
Step 5. Enter your name, contact information, and under Location select: Xwi7xwa Circulate Desk, and Submit.
You will receive a confirmation email when your item is ready for pick up at: 1985 West Mall, First Nations House of Learning Longhouse reception desk. Items can be returned to the same location or any UBC Library location.
Special Collections (SP) & Vertical Files (VF) items:
SP & VF items cannot circulate but you can view them in the Elder’s Lounge of 1985 West Mall, First Nations House of Learning Longhouse Monday-Friday 11AM-3PM. If these hours do not work please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to setup access in Rare Books & Special Collections.
While the branch is closed patrons can access resources by:
Step 1. Locate the item you are interested in, collect as much information about the item as possible (title, author, publication date) OR simply collect the item’s permalink:
Contact us at email@example.com with:
- the item’s information or permalink
- your name, student number, or library barcode
Once we have received your request we will send a confirmation email and when the item will be available to you in the Elder’s Lounge of 1985 West Mall, First Nations House of Learning Longhouse . If you are unsure of where this is please see the FNHL reception desk for assistance.
August 30, 2021 – Update
Due to construction at the First Nations House of Learning Longhouse Xwi7xwa Library will remain closed. Beginning September 7th, staff will be at the Longhouse from Monday to Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM. We have dedicated research hours from 11AM-3PM and encourage folks to contact us ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Print resources from our collection will be made available and details on how to access resources are forthcoming.
October 14, 2020 – Update
Materials Pick-Up Service, a first-hand experience with Librarian Karleen!
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 steps to place an order.
Once you’ve placed an order online you’ll receive a confirmation email with: a request number (we recommend writing this down in case there’s an issue with your order) and the dates your order is available for pick up!
Remember to bring:
- a mask, they’re mandatory at UBC campuses
- your student/staff/faculty ID
Location: Resource pick-up is at the Koerner Library!
Hours: See Koerner’s hours here.
- When you arrive at Koerner use the blue circles on the ground to line up 2 metres apart
- At the front door there’s a table (ring the bell if no one is there), allow the patron in front of you time to leave the table and the staff time to clean it
- Wait for the staff to move back, put your ID on the table, step back
- The staff will go get your order and place it on the table
- Grab your resources and you are good to go
April 3, 2020 – Update
Xwi7xwa Library will be closed to the public until April 30. We are working remotely!
March 18, 2020 – Update
As of March 20 at 5PM Xwi7xwa Library will be closed to the public until April 6 at 9AM, after which point the situation will be reviewed. Please check back here for updates about Xwi7xwa Library’s hours. For updates on hours please see.
Our staff are working remotely and still available to support research needs.
Due to current closures and conditions because of Covid 19 and UBC’s decision to move classes to online, UBC library is making changes to hours, lending processes, and fine policies.
UBC.ca continues to be the most up-to-date and authoritative source of information about the University’s response to COVID-19.
As of March 17, Xwi7xwa will be open as normal 9am-5pm. Please check back here for updates about Xwi7xwa Library’s opening hours and updates.
Many of our library staff are working from home and are available through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are able to answer reference questions, find online materials for papers & research topics, and find alternative materials to items only available in print.
The library will cancel late fees from March 16 until the situation changes. Please do not come to campus to return or renew library materials.