Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Family Day and Mid-Term Break Hours

The UFV libraries will be closed on Monday, February 8th, 2016 for Family Day. During the rest of Mid-Term Break our hours will remain as usual. For complete details, look at our hours page.

Posted by Brenda

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sx̱wōx̱wiyám, Stories of Long Ago: Wednesday, February 3

What significance does the salmon have for Aboriginal people?
What roles do the bear, the owl and the raven play in Sx̱wōx̱wiyám?
Is there an Indigenous connection to the land and the water?

Display outside Chilliwack Library

Join us for Sx̱wōx̱wiyám, Stories of Long Ago, Wednesday, February 3, in the atrium outside the Chilliwack library. Stó:lō storytellers will lead us through stories about bear, raven, salmon and owl and the connection to the land and the water. This Aboriginal storytelling event reflects the Sx̱wōx̱wiyám, Stories of Long Ago display in the large display cabinet outside the Chilliwack library, in which bear, owl, raven and salmon are featured, along with a storytelling figure, the president’s talking stick and transformation site Mount Slesse. The Chilliwack library will also remount a book display that reflects the physical display in the cabinet.

Storytellers, including David Gutierrez, Mary Sandoval, Glen Malloway and Joseph Dandurand, will address the audience throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the atrium on the Chilliwack campus. Associate Vice President, Academic Peter Geller and University Librarian Kim Isaac will host. Opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Storytellers start on the half hours: 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please email or

Posted by Lisa

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Library Christmas Holiday Hours

Library Hours Change December 20

•Reduced hours are in effect until January 6
•Both libraries are closed from noon December 24 to January 3

Library Reduced Christmas Hours:

•December 20: closed
•December 21 to 23 and January 4 and 5: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
•December 24: 8:30 am to noon
•December 25 to January 3: closed
•See library hours here:

posted by Lisa

Monday, December 7, 2015

Latest Edition of "Library Connections" Now Online

The latest edition of “Library Connections” featuring news and pictures about the library’s new cookbook collection: the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection--is on the library’s website. At $10, the library's fundraising cookbooks make great stocking stuffers and they’re available in both campus libraries! All proceeds from the cookbooks go to benefit the cookbook collection. Other featured news includes:
  • Kim Isaac’s University Librarian’s message about upcoming renovations to the 20-year-old Abbotsford library and moving into the digital age
  • Demand-driven acquisition of scholarly eBooks on JSTOR
  • The Amazing Race
  • Feature film entertainment licence
  • Self-serve filling stations for campus cards on both campus libraries
  • Halloween fun
  • Chilliwack and Abbotsford displays
  • An upcoming Aboriginal storytelling event on the Chilliwack campus--mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 3!

posted by Lisa

Monday, November 16, 2015

New "Books at JSTOR" purchasing program

The UFV Library is participating in a program to purchase Books at JSTOR  through "Demand Driven Acquisition" (DDA). JSTOR e-books are provided by over 85 different university and society publishers.
What is DDA?
DDA is a method of purchasing items with a known demand or interest.  JSTOR e-book purchases are triggered on the sixth chapter view or the fourth chapter download.

For more details see our Electronic Books Libguide or contact Patti Wilson.

Posted Nov. 16, 2015 pw

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Remembrance Day Library Closures

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Both the Chilliwack and Abbotsford Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th, in honour of Remembrance Day.

To find a Remembrance Day ceremony in your community check the BC/Yukon Legion page or check your local newspaper for details.

To learn more about the poppy campaign and other Remembrance Day information, see the Royal Canadian Legion.

Posted by Brenda

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Problem with "Read Online" links in the Discovery Service

We are noticing problems with the Read Online links for e-book records in our Discovery Service ("Hello. Looking for Something?" box).  For some of our vendors, such as Springer and Sage, the links go to a Page Cannot Be Found error page.

Until we are able to resolve this problem, please click on "Look in Library Catalogue" and then click on the "Online - Click to View" link.

We apologize for any problems this may be causing you.

Posted by Patti, Oct. 20, 2015.