Monday, May 20, 2013
Tuesday, 4th June - Saturday, 22nd June, the Central Library will be open: Monday-Thursday: 8.00am-11.00pm
Ever walked into the Central Library and wandered around trying to find a place to study?
Well, save yourself some time and check out the library's new study space board! Located on level two, the study space board indicates available study spaces on all 11 levels of the library and is regularly updated throughout the day—Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The University Library provides 2758 study places spread across 4 libraries. We also have 35 bookable discussion rooms.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Central Library CD collection has been relocated from Level 6 to Level 4. CD’s are now situated in the north-east corner, close to the start of the sequence on that floor.
Friday, April 26, 2013
If the Library Catalogue indicates that the item you require is “temporarily unavailable” then please complete an interloan request - see http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/interloans/.
Resource Discovery Team Leader
University of Canterbury
James Hight Building, 519, Level 5
Ph 364 2987 extn 8715
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The University of Canterbury has long held a special place in the life of Christchurch, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the original buildings of Canterbury College. The new online exhibition Learning by Design gives a visual history of the town site, which is now home to the Christchurch Arts Centre.
Through a wealth of architectural drawings, photographs, books and archives drawn from UC’s Library collections, the exhibition shares the story of the buildings, and the people who lived and worked in them.
Starting with the University’s humble beginnings in 1873 as Canterbury College, Learning by Design traces the evolution of the institution through to 1973 when the University’s move to Ilam was complete and the site was gifted to the people of Christchurch. Learning by Design celebrates the formidable union between the University, architects, staff, students, and the wider Christchurch community that led to the creation of Canterbury College.
The exhibition shows that the buildings are more than just bricks and mortar – they form the foundations of UC and the exhibition showcases not only the early physical fabric of the University but also aspects of campus life.
View the exhibitition at http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/canterburycollege/
Thursday, April 18, 2013
All libraries will be closed on Thursday, 25th April, for Anzac Day.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
We wish you all the best for your future success.
Graduation procession, 1953 from the Macmillan Brown Library Archives MB 444: Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students records, item 15942
Monday, April 15, 2013
Check out our new library spaces video which tells you about the different study spaces across our four libraries. We have areas for silent study and group work so watch the video to find the ideal study space for you.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Heating in the Ilam Campus Libaries (Central, EPS and MB) has been switched off for the last week while remediation repairs are undertaken to the campus boiler. There has been a short delay to the completion of the project and Facilities Management staff are attending to this urgently and will have the heating restored as soon as possible. Dovedale campus, and the Education Library, is not part of this boiler remediation repair programme, and has an operational heating system.
Friday, April 05, 2013
All off-campus access, and most on-campus access, to subscription electronic resources (e.g. electronic journals, eBooks, indexing databases) will be stopped for a short time on Tuesday 9th April to enable a server to be upgraded.
This will start at 8.30 am and it is hoped will only take 10 - 15 minutes, but we have allowed a longer period in case of problems in which case we will revert to the old server.
Because the server concerned provides remote access to our electronic resources, there is no perfect time to do this upgrade but we have chosen a time that typically shows light use - nonetheless we apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Don't forget to put your clock back an hour before you go to bed this Saturday as Daylight Saving Ends this Sunday, 7th April.
Monday, March 25, 2013
All libraries will be closed from Friday, 29th March until Tuesday 2nd April (inclusive).
We reopen on Wednesday, 3rd April. See the Library Hours page for opening times.
(image credit: Chrystabel Aitken, Rabbits, c.1930, fired ceramic sculpture,
UC/MBL/Uncat14, UC Art Collection, Macmillan Brown Library)
Friday, March 22, 2013
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.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
March is a national celebration of New Zealand books. The EPS Library has some Canterbury University Press books on display.