The Reading Room provides reference, research and circulation services

Services

Circulation of Materials

Borrowing physical materials

All are welcome to visit and sign out regular materials from the Reading Room during opening hours.

Students registered in courses may sign out Course Reserves. Please ask at our front counter.

Grad students, faculty and staff who have card access to the Reading Room can sign out materials at any time (except for Course Reserves).

Requesting physical materials

Please contact us to request materials for pickup at the Reading Room.

  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 pickup from the Reading Room:
  • Grad students, Faculty, staff and researchers with building and room access may pick up at any time
  • Undergrad students and visitors may pick up during opening hours

Loan periods

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

  • Course reserves, textbooks: 1-week loan
  • Regular loans:  4-week loan
  • Grads, Faculty and staff:  Term loan (except course textbooks)

Holds

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.

Renewals

Please return or renew your material by the due date. Email the title and call number to rdngroom@cs.ubc.ca 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.

Returns

Return material to the book drop at the ICICS/CS Reading Room (ICCS 262).

Alternatively, if there is at least a week before your due date:

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. Please allow at least a week for material to arrive at the Reading Room.

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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