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ICICS/CS Reading Room: Books & Journals

Search the Reading Room catalogue by the following terms:

  • Keyword (author, title, subject, series, course number and more)
  • Title
  • Author
  • Subject heading

Browse some of our new titles or see our monthly newsletter.

Note that journal articles cannot be searched in the catalogue. Please see How to find articles.


Our collection includes:


Suggestions for Books and Resources

Please contact us at any time with book purchase suggestions or requests. Please include the following information, if possible:

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Publisher
  • Edition
  • Year of publication
  • ISBN number
  • Source of information (including link)

If requesting (new) material for a course, please try to contact us a month before the start of the course.

Book Donations

If you are interested in donating books to the Reading Room, please contact us. We will accept materials that are suitable for our general collection. Unfortunately, we do not have the facilities to archive other material.

We would like to thank the following recent donors: Ed Knorr, Panos Nasiopoulos, Anne Condon.

Please check here for more information on donating to the Reading Room.

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Note: The ICICS/CS Reading Room is independent from the UBC Library system. Please do not return RR books to the Library and do not return Library books to the Reading Room.

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