Welcome to UBC AR Explore

UBC AR Explore is a smartphone app. It can be downloaded at the iTunes app store. Use it to discover resources and find out more about your space at the Irving K. Barber Chapman Learning Commons and the Education Library on the UBC campus.

After downloading the app:

  • To begin scanning simply press the ‘Begin Scanning’ button on the main menu.
  • If asked to access your device’s camera, select ‘OK’.
  • Use your device’s built in camera to pan over a target.
  • When the target is highlighted you can then click on the ‘Get Resources’ button.
  • You will then be able to access all of the relevant resources.

Watch this video to learn more:


Find all of our targets with this map:

The app uses a smartphone camera as a scanner to provide overlaid AR menu links and mobile context-specific access to remotely stored resources. This is designed to support library literacy and wayfinding in the UBC Education library and Chapman Learning Commons.

For questions about the UBC AR Explore app contact Alex Kuskowski alex.kuskowski@ubc.ca  or Wendy Traas: wendy.traas@ubc.ca