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Friday, December 19, 2014

Archive Viewing at Macmillan Brown library closing for the year

As the Macmillan Brown library will be closed from 5pm Friday, 19th December until 8:30am Monday 5th January 2015, archives will not be able to be requested or viewed during that time. Archive viewing will be back open on the 5th of January 2015.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Libraries Closing for Christmas Break

Untitled [Christmas Card Design], Artist Unknown, red ink on paper, 156 x 73mm, c.1960, UC/MBL/1936

Education, EPS and Macmillan Brown Libraries will close at 5pm Friday 19th December for the Christmas Break.
Central Library will remain open until 5pm Tuesday, 23rd December.
All Libraries will re-open at 8:30am on Monday the 5th of January 2015

We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

Image Credit: Unknown [Christmas Card Design], Artist Unknown, red ink on paper, 156 x 73mm, c.1960, UC/MBL/1936.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Image of the Week: 15th December - 21st December 2014

We hope everyone has done their Christmas shopping already because this is what Riccarton Mall is like this week!

Charities Day

If you’d like to know what is actually going on in this picture you can read about it here.

MB1448, University of Canterbury research photograph collection, Reference number 4589, Charities Day, Canterbury College, Square, Christchurch., Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Freestuff - 12th December



Reddit calls itself the front page of the internet and works a bit like a bulletin board with users posting interesting stuff from around the internet. Posts are voted up or down by registered Reddit users with voting deciding a link's location on a page.

Links are organised by topic into 'subreddits'. Popular subreddits include explainlikeimfive, todayilearned, AskReddit and news.

Reddit is a great way to find interesting or funny material from around the internet.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Staff Picks - December. Some books to make you think....

Staff picks for December - Some books to make you think....

Do you need a hand finding your next read? Each month a member of library staff picks out a selection of new or interesting titles from the collection. This month we have five thought provoking titles to get you thinking about some of the big questions of life over the summer holidays.

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.