About Us

The UBC Library Vault is our way of bringing the magic from UBC Library’s special collections and rare books to your fingertips.

For online enthusiasts and lovers of libraries, the Vault’s value is undeniable. Each month, beautiful new images from UBC’s libraries and their special collections are posted along with their stories. Click on links and continue to research these unique images, whether they are regional maps, snippets from diaries and journals, or local artworks.

An exceptional collection of maps from Tokugawa-era Japan, wartime posters, West Coast historical volumes – the UBC Library Vault unlocks these and other treasures for you.

Our online shop features distinctive gifts, including card sets, book bags and more that incorporate an array of amazing images from the Library’s special collections. Each gift purchase also provides valuable support for UBC Library.