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Friday, May 29, 2015

Libraries Closed for Queen's Birthday Monday 1st June

All UC Libraries will be closed on Monday, 1st of June, for Queen's Birthday.
See Library Hours page for more information on Library hours.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Image of the Week: 25th May - 31st May

Sheep resting in the shade of a haystack at Mt Peel Station.

Image credit: MB44, Ackland Family Papers, Reference code 112,Mt Peel Station, c.1890s,Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Trial of the Knovel interactive full-text database of scientific and engineering handbooks.

From today through to the 6th of June UC staff and students have on-campus access to a trial of Knovel.

More information is available on our Trials page along with links to video and online resources to help with the use of Knovel.

Knovel is an interactive full-text database of scientific and engineering handbooks and reference works from publishers such as CRC Press, Reed Elsevier, ASCE and ASME. It provides quick, authoritative answers to technical questions. Users can search across text, tables, numerical data, graphs and equations, and use analytical tools as well as browse by individual title.

Image of the Week: 18th May - 24th May

Monday 18th May is International Museum Day.

To celebrate we've pulled this lovely historic photo of Canterbury Museum from our archives. The inscription over the entrance was suggested by William Rolleston, Canterbury's provincial superintendent at the time. It reads “Lo these are parts of His ways but how little a portion is heard of Him” - Job 26.14.
For a brief history of the museum see the Canterbury Museum website.
If you’re interested in finding more historic photos of Christchurch, take a look at our photography collection by searching Kā Kohika

Image Credit: MB 1051, Charles Chilton photographs, Reference code 16725, Entry porch, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, no date, Photographer Charles Chilton, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury

Monday, May 11, 2015

Image of the Week: 11th May - 17th May

There will be much excitement around the country over the next week as His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales visits. In celebration of royalty, here is a photo of the Prince of Borneo (date unknown) from the John Macmillan Brown Collection.

Image Credit:
MB118, John Macmillan Brown Collection, Reference number 14026, Prince of Borneo, Kerry and Co. (Sydney), Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

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.