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)
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
March is a national celebration of New Zealand books. The EPS Library has some Canterbury University Press books on display.
Friday, March 08, 2013
March is a national celebration of New Zealand books.
EPS Library has some botany and zoology books on display.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
A series of Ralph Hotere prints are being exhibited in the James Hight Library this week in a tribute to one of New Zealand's greatest artists who died on Sunday 24th February.
The 81-year-old sculptor, painter and collaborative artist, with a career spanning 50 years, had been suffering from pneumonia and passed away surrounded by family in Dunedin.
Hotere was a guest lecturer and artist-in-residence at University of Canterbury (UC) in 1984 where he collaborated with several printmakers at the School of Fine Arts to produce a number of etchings and lithographs.
The prints are displayed on Level two by the lifts.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A new collection of 37 artworks generously donated by the Chancellor and VC provide an insight into Canterbury College School of Art, now UC's School of Fine Art during the 1930s.
A selection of these art works by UC Alumni Heather Masters (1917-2012) as well as art by several of her contemporaries and teachers will be on display on level two of the James Hight Library from Wednesday 27th February to 27th March. Depicting Canterbury College (now known as the Art Centre), the Provincial Chambers as well as wallpaper designs, calligraphy, life and antiquity studies, the exhibition provides an understanding of the School of Fine Arts and practicing artists during one of Christchurch’s most exciting and innovative periods of artistic development.
Born in Taihape in 1917, Masters studied at the CCSA from 1932 to early 1936. Her principal legacy is her perfect botanically based designs for friezes and wallpapers. At UC, she studied design, antique, life drawing, portraiture, line drawing, landscape and lettering. “Madame Henderson” taught her design and embroidery and she was also a talented metalworker.
Want a silent place to study? Need a place where you can chat in a group?
Check out our new Know Your Zone banners at the entrance of Central, Education and EPS Libraries. They’ll tell you where to find your ideal study space.
Coming soon…Library spaces video!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Need to know how to get started using Library services? Read our Top Library tips for using the four libraries.
Central Library re-opens on Monday the 18th February at 8am. We are pleased to welcome staff and students, new and old into our newly remediated and refurnished space. Library staff will be available to help and guide you around the building, please just ask at the Information Desks or talk to a member of our ‘meet and greet team’ in the entrance.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
We now have access to the following:
and the new EBSCO databases (replacing, in part, the Proquest 5000 titles cancelled last year):
Academic Search Complete
Business Source Complete
Computers and Applied Sciences Complete
Humanities International Complete
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Religion and Philosophy Collection
SocINDEX with Full Text