Michael receives his prize

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Library Discovery Day BBQ. Michael Gao won first prize and is seen here with the Manager of Library Services and University Librarian, Helen Taylor. Congratulations Michael!

Michele, Colin & Mongkul each won a $20.00 gift voucher donated by the COOP book shop.

A big thank you to all the volunteers, the day would not have been possible with out your help.





Library Discovery Day BBQ

Want to have some fun?Sausage
Come and get a free sausage and have a chat to one of our friendly librarians and discover how the Library can help you with your University Studies.
Free raffle ticket with every sausage for your chance to win some great prizes.
So join us in Week 2 on Thursday 20 August at 11.30am outside the Library.
See you there!

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Library Fines Amnesty

Heart for Anglicare

Want to reduce your Library Fines and help others?

Library fines of up to $10 will be cleared with a gold coin or grocery item donated to the Anglicare appeal.  Pink buckets will be placed in the Library for grocery donations and you can make a monetary donation at the Library Services desk.

Please let the friendly Library staff know you have made a donation so your Library record can be updated.

Offer ends Monday 31 August 2015. Fines must have been incurred before the 23rd of July 2015.

For more information please see Library Staff or Anglicare Pantry Appeal.


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Have your say abouSurveyt the University of Canberra Library Spaces. Complete the online survey, “Evaluation of University of Canberra Spaces: Student Experience” and you could have the chance to win one of six $50 gift vouchers. Click on the link provided and enter your name and email address. Don’t worry your details are not linked to your responses so please be honest with your answers!

The survey is available via My UC and student Moodle pages or just click on the link below:


Survey finishes on Friday 31st July 2015

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graph2Company Country and Industry information is useful in a lot of fields of study, and the Library has a number of sources for it, such as Factiva, Mint Global and Business Source Complete.

Although it can be a maze finding the right information for your assignment, the Library now has a subject guide to help you find just what you need.

The Company, Country and Industry Reports subject guide highlights key databases with helpful content guides and instructions on how to download reports.

This new guide adds to our current collection of Subject Guides, which are designed to help you find the best resources for your assignments, in a wide range of areas.




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Knowledge is power

Please note: Smarthinking will not be available during winter term 2015.  The Smarthinking service ceased to be available from 4 pm on Friday the 29th May, and Smarthinking will become available again at the start of semester 2.

If you need online assignment assistance during winter term, you can use the online/on-the-phone Rovers service, which will be available 7 days a week from 2 pm – 4 pm.  See the online study help programs section of the Study Help Moodle site for more details about the winter term Rovers service.

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Winner of iPad

Congratulations to Mrs. Dorji Dema, the winner of the recent Library satisfaction survey. She is now the proud owner of a new iPad mini seen here with Helen Taylor, Manager of Library Services receiving her prize.

Also a big thank you to everyone who completed the survey, your thoughts will help us build a better a Library for you.

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Imagine cover 2It is Library & Information Week! The theme for 2015 is Imagine.

As this is the week for Australian libraries to celebrate, we would like to remind you what UC Library has to offer.

Online Resources

Is Google your first point of reference for searching online? Make our Library Homepage your first favourite instead. Here you can link to UCanFind, the catalogue, subject guides, databases and much more.

Personal Research Support

It is one thing gaining access to great online resources… another challenge is knowing how to most effectively search them in order to find quality information that meet your needs.

If you need  advice on how to most effectively search the catalogue, UCanFind or a little unsure with referencing, please contact us. Visit, phone, email, or chat with us online.

IT Support

Having issues connecting to the UC WiFi? Not quite sure how to use the printer, photocopier or scanner? Then ask at the Library Services desk or go to FAQ for help.

Study Help

Study Skills, part of the Study Skills and Careers unit in Student Engagement, provides a range of face-to-face and online study help programs for UC and UCC students. These programs include face-to-face and online workshops, interactive study modules, unit and subject-specific help programs, and much more. Study Skills can help with a variety of resources to help improve your writing skills, referencing and time management.

There are plenty of options to help you with your studies. For more help see the the Study Skills page.


You deserve a break once in a while from all your studies! We hold a variety of contemporary and classic films. Try keying in your favourite genre into the Subject field in the catalogue and see what we have to offer e.g. Comedy Films.

So next time you think of the Library, remember we have so much more to offer.

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24 hour imageThe Library commons includes all of level B of the Library as well as the Silent Study room and is available to all UC students. It is a great place to study and is open 24 hours a day with swipe card access. Food and drinks can be consumed in this area and vending machines are available to purchase food and drink.

Other features available in the Library Commons include:

  • Computers and printers
  • Auto-loader machine for print credits
  • UniSafe phone
  • Assistive Technology Room (for students registered with Accessibility Office)

The Library Commons is patrolled by Security staff. You can call them on 6201-2222, or extension 2222 on the UniSafe phone near the entrance and the lift.

For more information http://canberra.libanswers.com/

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Construction worker wearing yellow hat

From 1st May 2015 the Building Code of Australia (BCA) will be available online for free!

To access the codes visit the Australian Building Codes Board website and create your own free account.

As a result of this change,  we will no longer have print copies of the current BCA which were available in the Library’s Short Loan Collection.

We will continue to provide access to the Building Code of Australia Illustrated and the Building Code of Australia plus  Links to relevant Standards, available online via the Library’s Database Password page.


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