Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Library participates in UFV's Great War Day on October 3rd

UFV Library staff will be on hand to talk to the public about researching family military history, and to share stories of relatives who served in World War 1.  More information about the this event can be found on the Great War Day website.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Canadian troops moving through the ruins of the-once beautiful city of Ypres. By the time this photograph was taken in April 1918, the war was nearing its end - evident by the devastation that is depicted

Posted by Mary-Anne
September 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Changes to Fines

In an attempt to improve the sharing of library resources, the library recently increased fines for overdue, reserve, and recalled items. To see the current fines schedule, follow the appropriate link from here.

Posted by Brenda

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New system for printing and copying

At the end of August, UFV transitioned to a new system for printing and copying. Now, instead of adding money to your chip, you need to add it to your strip.

For returning students, you can transfer money from your chip to your strip at the Campus Card Office (which is temporarily located in the Abbotsford gym) or at the Chilliwack Library.

For all students, money can be added to your card by Campus Card staff at the gym, at the bookstore, and in the Chilliwack Library. And later in the month, the Abbotsford Library will have a machine that can be used to add cash to your card.

Posted by Brenda

Monday, August 25, 2014

Chilliwack Campus: Systems NOW FIXED (Library Catalogue,Circulation System and Research Databases)

Access to the UFV Library Catalogue and Circulation System as well as the Research Databases are currently still unavailable to access on the Chilliwack Campus.   ITS continues to work on solving the issues. Please check back for updates!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Chilliwack Progress Historical Newspapers

You will now find the Chilliwack Progress historical newspaper digitisation project in the UFV Library's list of databases.

Recently launched by the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, this resource provides free online access to the digitized version of The Chilliwack Progress newspaper. Coverage includes the years from 1891 to 1983.

Posted by: Martin

Monday, August 18, 2014

Demand Driven Acquisition Pilot Project

The UFV Library has started a pilot project to borrow and purchase electronic books using "Demand Driven Acquisition" (DDA). The e-books are provided by EBL, a leader in e-book publishing and acquisition.

What is DDA?
DDA is a method of purchasing items with a known demand or interest.  When a borrower views an e-book for over 5 minutes, a short-term loan (STL)  is triggered.  On the third STL,  a purchase is triggered.

For more details, see our Electronic Books Libguide.

Posted by Patti Wilson, August 18, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Carpet Project Postponed

The library carpet project has been postponed until December. However, the G180 computer lab currently remains unavailable.

(Update: G180 is now open as usual.)

Posted by Brenda