5 Great Places to Study around UBC
Oct 22, 2021
The fall term is in full swing, and that means exams to take, essays to write, and group projects to get done. While we love the study nooks around our own campus, sometimes a change of scenery is good for the brain!
Our student interns rounded up some of their favorite study spots around the UBC campus, just steps away from Corpus Christi College.
Great Dane Coffee
6011 Walter Gage Road (Beside Vancouver School of Theology)
Located right beside the Vancouver School of Theology (VST) and less than a five-minute walk from Corpus Christi College, Great Dane Coffee provides a quiet and relaxing atmosphere for studying. Take a bite from its large variety of delicious scones and a sip from one of its renowned coffee and tea beverages as you catch up on your coursework. The seating area is outside but is covered and includes heaters and a cozy fireplace.
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 E Mall
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre provides ample study space for students. You can choose to study openly on any of the three floors, or study at one of its quiet rooms. You can even book a private room to yourself in the basement, or take advantage of the vast research resources that its library offers.
6163 University Blvd.
Located on the main floor of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Loafe Cafe offers a great study spot for students. Surrounded by lush greenery and boasting an open patio, Loafe is the perfect study spot for Saturday mornings, with a great selection of coffees and snacks. Loafe also offers a great proximity to other locations on campus, as well as a great view of the hustle and bustle of campus since it’s just a few minutes from the UBC Bus Loop.
1871 West Mall (By Place Vanier)
The Asian Library at UBC is really a hidden gem. Located on West Mall, the Asian Library can be only accessed from a concrete path, which makes it more secluded than the other spots on campus. Only relatively known to UBC Asian Studies students, the Asian Library offers a sense of calm that can be found in few other places.
Law Library at Allard Hall
Allard Hall, 1822 E Mall (2nd floor of law school)
Located on the second floor of the UBC Allard School of Law, the Law Library is one of the most elaborate libraries on campus. It offers great views of the Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains, and has great amenities such as computers and study desks. Also, the added bonus of being around hard-working law students might just motivate you to achieve your own academic goals.
Bonus: Wreck Beach – just not for rainy days!
Where: 6572 NW Marine Drive (Take Trail 6 to get down)
Believe it or not, the infamous clothing-optional beach at UBC offers a sense of peace hard to find anywhere else around campus. Simply sit on one of the logs, peer into the calm waves, and contemplate. Perhaps you are thinking of what to write for your philosophy paper, or trying to come up with a speech for your political science class. Low and behold, Wreck Beach offers the perfect place for contemplation – just be sure to respect the privacy of others on the beach!
Will you be trying out one of these spots for your next study session?