Thursday, April 16, 2015

EBSCO databases connecting. 7:45 am, April 16, 2015

Connections have been restored to our EBSCO databases.  The problem was caused yesterday by issues with a large Internet Service provider in the U.S.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

EBSCO DATABASES not working. 3:42 pm April 15, 2015

We are currently having a problem connecting to all our EBSCO database products, including the EBSCO Discovery Service ("Articles and More".)  The problem has been reported to EBSCO Technical Support and they are looking into the issue.
In the meantime, you can use of Research Databases menu to connect to databases from other vendors, such as Proquest, Gale and OVID.  Please call us if you require any assistance.
Abbotsford Reference Desk:  (604) 504-7441 x4221
Chilliwack Reference Desk: (604) 792-2824

3:42 pm, April 15, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Askaway now closed until May 19th

Askaway, UFV Library's virtual reference service, is now closed for the Winter semester and will re-open on Tuesday, May 19th at 10:00am.

AskAway is a chat service provided by post-secondary libraries across British Columbia and Yukon in collaboration with British Columbia Electronic Library Network and BCcampus. It provides reference and other library assistance to learners, educators, and researchers in BC and Yukon.

Posted by Mary-Anne

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mac made a big impression!

The Abbotsford library held its first "C is for calm, cookies and cuddles" day on March 26th for students and staff to take a few moments to relax and enjoy some games, treats and time spent with UFV's therapy dog, Mac.  It was an outstanding event and we want to say thank you to all who participated and spent time with us in the library (and the star of the show)! 

If you are in need of support during difficult times, please contact UFV's Counselling Services for information and assistance.

Posted by Mary-Anne
April 2, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Easter Weekend Hours

Easter weekend, April 3-6, is fast approaching! See the library hours below:


  • Friday: CLOSED
  • Saturday: 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday: Noon-6PM
  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Friday: CLOSED
  • Saturday: 10AM-4PM
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Monday: CLOSED
For more information about library hours, click here

Posted by Brenda

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Canadian Historical Review Archive now available online

Canadian Historical Review cover
Students and faculty interested in researching the history of Canada now have online access to the complete archive of The Canadian Historical Review.  As stated by the University of Toronto Press, "Founded in 1920 as Canada’s national history journal, the Canadian Historical Review focuses on publishing articles and book reviews examining the history of Canada, including imperial, transnational, and comparative perspectives."

The quickest way to search the content is search for the journal title in the UFV Journals List and then click on the link to the University of Toronto Journals.
From there you can search every issue of the journal and access the full text.
Canadian Historical Review is also indexed in the following sources:
EBSCO Discovery Service (Articles and More) - 1920 to current
America: History and Life - 1954 to current

Humanities Source - 1975 to current
Canadian Business and Current Affairs - 1986 to current
CPI.Q - 1983 to current

For more information contact Patti Wilson or Mary-Anne MacDougall.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Barbarian Press books on display

The Abbotsford library is displaying two books from the Barbarian Press collection.  A feast for the eyes, and food for the soul, Barbarian Press books are excellent examples of hand printed books, demonstrating exceptional printing and artistic value.  UFV Library is fortunate to have the entire catalogue of Barbarian titles in its collection.  All titles are catalogued and available to use in the library.

Established in 1977 in Kent, England, Jan and Crispin Elsted set up their presses in Mission, BC in 1978 where they have continued their masterful work printing books on English translations of poetry to bibliography, illustrated classics and books on wood engraving.

Listen to Crispin Elsted discuss private presses, and specifically William Morris' Kelmscott Press , with UFV's Graphic Design students in 2013.

To learn more about the Barbarian Press, click here to access their website.

This display will be available until the end of April.

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Posted by Mary-Anne MacDougall
March 23, 2015