The Reading Room provides reference, research and circulation services


Circulation of Materials

Requesting physical materials

NEW: Please contact us to request materials for UBC campus delivery or curbside pickup at UBC Vancouver.

  1. Check our catalogue for materials and send us the title and call number of the item(s)
  2. We will collect the material for you and safely package in paper.
  3. You may choose to:
    • Have your request sent to another campus location
    • Pickup from outside of the Computer Science building (2366 Main Mall).
      Spring/Summer: Wednesdays and some Mondays, only
  4. We will include self-addressed paper packaging for returns.

Loan periods

NEW:  We currently have two loan periods for materials. Please return or renew by the due date.

  • Regular loans, Course textbooks:  4-week loan
  • Grads, Faculty and staff:  Term loan (except course textbooks)


The ICICS/CS Reading Room catalogue does not display the availability/circulation status of our material. If you cannot find an item in the stacks, contact the ICICS/CS Reading Room staff. If an item is signed out, we can place a hold for you.


Please return or renew your material by the due date. Email the title and call number to to renew.

If another borrower has requested a book that you have signed out, you will be contacted and you may not renew the item.


Please address to:
ICICS/CS Reading Room
262 - 2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4


Send via campus mail for free (from residences, etc.) or by mail.


Drop off at Campus Mailing Services (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday)
2329 West Mall, Office number 0161
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4

**Grad students, Faculty, researchers with approved building access may return material to the book drop at the ICICS/CS Reading Room (ICCS 262).

Contact us if none of these options work for you.

Course Reserves

See our information page.

Reference and Information

Email us any time. Please check our opening hours [pdf] for information on Zoom drop-in hours, where you can ask questions, get help or chat.

Gifts & Donations

Gift-in-kind donations

If you are interested in donating to the ICICS/CS Reading Room, please contact us. We will accept gift-in-kind materials (books, reports, etc.) that are suitable for our general collection.

We would like to acknowledge the following gifts:

  • Stone sculpture donated by Rabab Ward in memory of Peter Cahoon
  • Framed posters donated by Deb Wilson
  • New study chairs purchased by ICICS (Panos Nasiopoulos, Director)

Monetary donations

We welcome support made to the ICICS/CS Reading Room. You will receive an official, registered UBC tax receipt.

Your donations have been used for:

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