University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus Library Special Collections and Archives

Identity area


Authorized form of name

University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus Library Special Collections and Archives

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Contact area


Paige Hohmann, Archivist Primary contact



Street address

COM004B The Commons 3297 University Way




British Columbia

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Postal code

V1V 1V7


250 807 9716




Description area


Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

According to UBC Okanagan Library Policy 2016-2P, UBC Okanagan Special Collections and Archives, also known as Okanagan Special Collections (OSC) comprises a portion of the materials held at UBC Okanagan Library which have a demonstrable relationship to the Okanagan Region and its adjacencies,

The objective of Okanagan Special Collections is to seek, aggregate, and make accessible the documentary output of the Okanagan, Similkameen, Shuswap, Thompson, Columbia, and Kootenay regions irrespective of form, in support of teaching, learning, and research for the campus community and the broader public.  

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies



Finding aids, guides and publications

Please see UBCO Special Collections and Archives website:
Please see British Columbia Regional Digitized History:

Access area

Opening times

Opening times (September - April) : Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-3:00pm
Opening times (May - August) : By appointment

Access conditions and requirements

Students, faculty, visiting scholars, researchers, and members of the general public are welcome to consult UBCO's archival material. However, it is recommended that once you identify relevant materials that you contact us at ahead of time so that we can ensure the materials are available for your visit.

Archival materials may be examined in the OSC Corbishley Family Reading Room (COM 004B). Please leave bags and coats in the lockers provided.

If you are not affiliated with UBC, a Community Borrower card and Guest CWL login can be provided as needed.


Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Textual materials
Requests for scanning text materials from Okanagan Special Collections and Archives must be approved by staff. Permission depends on copyright provisions, restrictions that may have been placed on the material by the donors or under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, or the physical condition of the material. Scans ordered from the archives are to be used only for personal or research purposes unless permission for publication or other commercial use is applied for and granted. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Scanning of text material is done by divisional staff only. This is typically done as other staff duties allow. Copies can be made in PDF, TIFF, JPG, and other file formats. If necessary, the copying can be made on paper. A mailing charge may be applicable. The scanning/photocopy fee is $0.25 per page, regardless of format. Pre-payment for scanning services is generally required. Payment may be made by cash or cheque.

Photographic materials
Okanagan Special Collections and Archives will scan photographic materials in its collections under the conditions presented in our agreement on use for photographic reproduction. This form must be completed and signed when the order is placed; by doing so, the patron indicates that he/she understands and agrees with the conditions outlined in the form. Permission is subject to the same restrictions as for text material.

Please contact us with your questions regarding archival reproductions intended for publication or redistribution.

Public areas

Control area

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Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

The Commons
3297 University Way
Kelowna, British Columbia
CA V1V 1V7