The Library has implemented comprehensive digitization program to provide unlimited online access to materials of research and teaching value.
These digital collections include
- Alma Mater Society Image Collection Illustrates student life at UBC over the years
- Charles Darwin letters
- Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era One of the world’s largest collections of maps and guidebooks of the Japanese Tokugawa period, ca. 1600-1867.
- UBC Archives Photograph Collection Approximately 39,000 photographic images held by the University Archives dating from the founding of the University to the present day.
Collectively they document a diverse range of people and places, activities and events, and serve as an important online resource for historians, genealogists, and other researchers, as well as the public at large.