About Open Collections

Open Collections brings together locally created and managed content from the University of British Columbia Library's open access repositories.


cIRcle is the University of British Columbia's digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners.

Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections

UBC Library acquires archival materials which document the economic, political, cultural, labour, and literary history of British Columbia and Canada as well as the history of the University. Archival material which is born digital or digitized is included in Open Collections.

UBC Library Digital Collections

UBC Library's Digital Collections consist of locally-created digital collections developed and maintained by the Library. Collectively they document a diverse range of people and places, activities and events, and serve as a resource for students, historians, genealogists, and other researchers. Most of this content has been digitized from material held at the Library.

All materials in Open Collections are openly accessible to anyone on the web, and will be preserved for future generations. Email us for further inquiries.