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Monday, March 30, 2015

Image of the Week: 30th March - 5th April

Back in the 1960s, this is how the Easter Bunny did his rounds.

Easter bunny

Image Credit: MB 1072, The Gordon Howitt West Coast Historic Photograph Collection, Reference code 7003, Totara Flat Children's Day, March 1965, Photographer Gordon Howitt, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Congratulations to those who tackled the Tower Race 2015

The 2015 Tower Race results are in and we have 2 new records!

Tower Race 2015 winners Tower Race Best Dressed winner 2015 - Alastair McDowell
The 2015 Tower Race was held on March 24th with 49 people registered to run the race.
This annual race is no mean feat - with a 200m sprint around the Puaka-James Hight building, followed by a 53m vertical climb up 264 stairs, to reach the top of the 11th story!
This year the 2 winners from 2014, Patrick Turner and Kathryn McLardy, were the stars, shaving even more time off their already impressive record-breaking 2014 times.
Patrick now holds the men's record with a time of 1:25:06. Kathryn holds the women's record with a time of 1:58:05.
Special mention also goes to Alastair McDowell who was the winner of the Edge "Best Dressed" prize and ran the race twice, once in mountain climbing gear (complete with loaded pack).
Congratulations to everyone who completed the race and thanks to everyone involved in making this event such a success.

We can't wait to see what 2016's race will bring.

Click here for a complete list of tower race results (from the inaugural race in 2005 through to this year)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Library Hours for Easter 2015

Good news for those of you wanting to work on assignments, catch up on some reading, get in some study & get a head start on next term, get some printing done, or just wanting to work off all that Easter chocolate with a stroll up the tower stairs.
This year we will be opening Central and EPS Libraries on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of April.
Both libraries will be open for their standard weekend hours:

Saturday 4th April
- Central and EPS open 10am - 5pm

Sunday 5th April
- Central Library open 10am - 9pm
- EPS Library open 10am - 5pm

All Libraries will be closed on:
- Friday 3rd April,
- Monday 6th April,
- Tuesday 7th April.

We wish you all a very happy Easter.

See the Library Hours page for all library hours.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Please don't leave your personal belongings unattended in the Library

in particular laptops, cellphones, wallets and backpacks. Unattended belongings attract thieves, and while many believe the risk to be small, it is real and such a loss can be devastating. Even for short trips to the copier, printer, or toilets, take them with you or have a friend sitting next to you watch them while you're gone. The library is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings.