The University of Northern British Columbia's Faculty Association (UNBC FA) has provided a strike notice to UNBC Administration. Should a collective bargaining agreement not be reached between Administration and the UNBC FA by Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 am, UNBC FA will withdraw labour from the University.

CUPE Local 3799 will withdraw labour in support of UNBC FA if and when the deadline is reached.

The library will return to regular hours and service availability once an agreement is reached between UNBC and the FA.

What does this mean for the library?

Library services and access will be affected in the event of a picket line.

What will be available?

The library building (building 5) will remain open for reduced hours during any job action. Please see updated hours on our website. Please note the Library will remain open on weekends during job action, while the picket will be active Monday - Friday. Regardless of job action, the library will be closed on Monday, November 11 to observe Remembrance Day. 

Online access to databases, the library's catalogue, and digital resources will be available as normal through the library website. Library accounts will remain active and students can renew and request material. The Circulation desk and self-checkout machines will also remain open. 

The RDC@UNBC will remain open during its regular hours.

What will not be available?

The following library services will not be available:

  • librarian appointments
  • research help (including text, email, AskAway chat, and in-person at the Research Help Desk)
  • interlibrary loans (what about my borrowed interlibrary loan books?)
  • Prince George Public Library returns
  • copyright assistance.

The Northern BC Archives & Special Collections and the Academic Success Centre will be closed in the event of job action.

Where can I return items during job action?

Items can be returned at the Circulation Desk during opening hours or the book drop located outside the Library doors. 

Will I be fined for overdue items during job action?

No, fines incurred during job action will be waived. However, overdue items will need to be returned upon the resolution of job action. 

Where can I find more information?

The UNBC FA provides updates through their UNBC FA website.

The University provides additional information and updates on the UNBC website.