UBC Library Technical Services Monograph Acquisitions buys the books, e-books, films, videos & music that support UBC teaching, learning, and research!

Acquisitions translates bibliographic or “content needs” into “access to content”.

The Acquisitions unit manages orders and payments for purchase, lease and other access of library materials. Titles in various formats are acquired from all over the world in a variety of languages for every subject area.

This work is primarily performed on behalf of and in consultation with subject selectors. Acquisitions also has a role in coordination of mediated materials request initiatives that support teaching, learning and research at UBC.



Acquisitions Coordinator Jaimie Miller  (604) 822-9655  (email Jaimie)

Please email


Library Assistants
Helen Wong (604) 822-6483 (email Helen)
Zan Lear  (604) 827-1873  (email Zan)
Edlyn Lim  (604) 827-1869 (email Edlyn)

Firm and Approval orders

  • Orders
  • Problems/Snags
  • Invoicing/Receiving
  • Monograph Claims, Cancellations
  • Vendor updates
  • Approval plans
  • Special orders, inquiries & purchases
Contact us via

SHIPPING ADDRESS (first class mail):
Library Technical Services – Acquisitions
University of British Columbia
P.O. Box 6520 Station Terminal
Vancouver, BC  V6B 4B5  CANADA


PHYSICAL ADDRESS (courier deliveries):
Library Technical Services – Acquisitions
University of British Columbia
Woodward Library, Floor 3
2198 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3

Vendor and general contact email address

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Please contact the Monograph Acquisitions Coordinator, Jaimie Miller, if you have any questions, want to request training or informational documents other than those posted here.

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