Irving K Barber Learning Centre

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Irving K Barber Learning Centre
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Address: 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) provides library systems, education centre, library and a conduit of knowledge for lifelong learners and space for UBC Library's print collection and collections of rare and special materials. The building is often simply referred to or called "Ike" for shorthand. The Centre is named for Irving. K. Barber, a philanthropist and a graduate of UBC.


1961 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
V6T 1Z1


Parts of this list was taken from the IKBLC Wikipedia page.

Special Tips

  • The Chapman Learning Commons on the 3rd floor is one of the few places on campus (and the only part of the Library system) where students can use a scanner.

Study Space

Group study rooms

There are 6 group study rooms in the Learning Centre, on levels 3 and 4 in the North Wing, that may be booked directly online HERE. Booking policies for these rooms are available HERE.

Open Study Spaces

The Learning Centre contains a number of open study areas. The main areas include the Qualicum Reading Room (305), the Chapman Learning Commons (300) and the Golden Jubilee Room (400). These study spaces contain a variety of comfortable furniture, natural light and spaces for individual and group study. There are also study areas located in many of the hallways and foyer areas on all levels.

Quiet and Silent Study

The Learning Centre also contains designated quiet and silent study areas. Silent study areas include the Ridington Room (321) and the Musqueam Room (455). The Nass Reading Room (459) is a designated quiet study area. Please respect others by turning cell phones off or to silent mode, and refraining from talking while using these areas

Class Rooms

There are 23 classroom spaces in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre available for booking. Classroom spaces in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre are managed by Scheduling Services. To learn more about who can book classroom space in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and to make a booking, please visit the Scheduling Services website.

General Use Classroom Support Contact List

Unit Contact Issue
Building Operations 604-822-2173
  • Burned out lights
  • Temperature
  • Physical infrastructure problems (walls, floors, ceilings, blinds, signage, etc.)
  • Room cleanliness
AV Help Desk 604-822-7956
  • Audio/Visual support/troubleshooting
  • Audio/Visual orientations
  • Furniture setup issues (missing furniture)
  • Broken furniture
Campus Security 604-822-2222
  • Safety concerns or threats
  • Suggestions/Feedback
  • General room concerns
Photo Credit: UBC Library

See Also