UNBC Geoffrey R. Weller Library

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UNBC Geoffrey R. Weller Library

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The Geoffrey R. Weller Library is located at the north end of campus. The attractive four-story building is currently the largest building on campus. One of the main architectural features in the library is the atrium, which fills the main working area with natural light. -

The Library is home to the Northern British Columbia Archives, which is devoted to the preservation of Northern British Columbia’s history. The Archives holdings include records of the Cassiar mining community, photographic and cartographic materials related to the development of transportation and communication links in Northern BC and the genealogical records of the Carrier-Sekani Tribal Council. -

The Library was named after one of the people most responsible for shaping the University’s initial development. Geoffrey Weller was the University's Founding President and held the position until 1995, when he returned to teaching as a Professor in the UNBC International Studies program. He was largely responsible for setting out the five major themes of the University – environment, northern studies, women’s studies, First Nations studies and international studies. Dr. Weller passed away in July of 2000 at the age of 58. The UNBC Library was renamed Geoffrey R. Weller Library in 2000 in honour of his memory.


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Mission: The Geoffrey R. Weller Library is integral to the success of the University of Northern British Columbia. As a highly qualified and dedicated team, we provide innovative and traditional resources and services that reflect the unique nature of the university and its community.

Vision: The Geoffrey R. Weller Library aspires to be recognized as an outstanding student-centered university research library in the North for the North.

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Revised on April 23, 2012 by KS.


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