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UBCIC Resource Centre 

The UBCIC Resource Centre is an archives and library with a specialized collection focusing on B.C. land rights research. We serve all B.C. Band researchers who have a Band Council Resolution (BCR) to conduct research on behalf of a Band. Band researchers are always welcome but please call ahead so reference staff and equipment times can be booked for you. Scholars, students, and researchers may also use the Resource Centre with permission. We are a non-lending library, except for our staff and by agreement.

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The Resource Centre also has many of the records of the Department of Indian Affairs (RG10) available on microfilm. RG10 finding aids can be searched through the National Archives of Canada website. Please phone ahead to confirm the microfilm reels you need are in our holdings.

The archival records of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs are also housed in the Resource Centre. These consist of the historical documents, publications, maps, posters, photographs, and audio and video recordings created by the Union since its inception in 1969. We are currently in the process of organizing these materials and creating finding aids to make them accessible to researchers.

Policies and Services

Please read our User Policy and our Ethical Research Policy before making a research appointment.

Other forms and service information for researchers: 

Fee schedule : for reproduction services 
Permissions application and agreement : to apply for permission to use UBCIC images and recordings for publication or commercial use 
Institutional membership information and application form : for organizations interested in having access to our collections


The Resource Centre is open by appointment only from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm, and without an appointment on Tuesday and Thursday from 1 pm to 4:30 pm.

Upcoming closures:

December 22, 2008-January 5, 2009 for the Holiday Break

February 25-27, 2009 for Chiefs Council

June 3-5, 2009 for Chiefs Council

September 16-29, 2009 for the 40th Annual General Assembly

November 18-20, 2009 for Chiefs Council

The Resource Centre will be regularly closed on the following days:
  • The morning of the first Wednesday of every month
  • During Chiefs Councils and Annual General Assemblies, as well as the day following these meetings
  • Statutory holidays

We may close with little notice. Our apologies for any inconvenience. 


You can contact the Resource Centre by phone at 604.684.0231, or by email at <library at ubcic.bc.ca>.

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500 - 342 Water Street,
Vancouver, BC, V6B-1B6, CANADA
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