Come in and see tDragon 1he Emerald Dragon display in the Library and enter the competition.

To have a chance to win one of the fluffy dragons used in the display find 3 articles with the word Dragon in the title.

Send an email to by Friday 9th October with your list of three articles.

Good luck!




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Mental Health WMental Health Weekeek 4-10 October 2015

Mental Health Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia and over 100 countries across the world to help raise awareness and understanding of mental illness. To help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with people living with mental illness and promote positive mental health and well-being.

The theme this year is Act-Belong-Commit

Act: keep mentally, physically, socially and spiritually active. Go for a walk, go out with a friend, find time to read a book, dance, chat…
Belong: take a cooking class, join a book club, be more involved in the community, call a friend…
Commit: take up a cause, help a neighbour, learn something new, take on a challenge, volunteer…

Being active, having a sense of belonging and committing to a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health.

For further information

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Dayspring_aheadlight Saving starts this Sunday 4 October 2015 at 2.00 am.

Don’t forget to put clocks forward one hour.

This will mean more light in the evening to do all those things you normally have to wait until the weekend to do.

For more information



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Monday thOpen signe 5th of October is a public holiday (Labour Day).

Over this long weekend (3rd- 5th of October) the Library will be open each day from 1 – 5 pm (including the Monday). The Library commons will be open 24 hours a day with swipe card access.

See the Library opening hours Webpage for more details.


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Monday the 28th ofOpen sign September is a public holiday (Family & Community Day).

Over this long weekend (26th- 28th of September) the Library will be open each day from 1 – 5 pm (including the Monday).

See the Library opening hours Webpage for more details.

The Library commons will be open 24 hours a day with swipe card access.

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R U OK Day

Today is R U OR U OKK day!
R U OK day is an annual day in September dedicated to remind people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, “R U OK?”, in a meaningful way, because connecting regularly and meaningfully is one thing everyone can do to make a difference to anyone who might be struggling.
Please take the time to ask R U OK?

For more information

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EBL eBooks downtime 16/9/15


Proquest’s EBL eBook interface will be unavailable for up to 3 hours from 8:00am to 11:00am on Wednesday the 16th of September.  Not all eBooks purchased by UC Library will be affected however EBL eBooks constitute a significant percentage of our eBook title and they will be unavailable for that period.  If you have trouble accessing an eBook during this period please try again later.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this downtime, it is due to updates needed to facilitate the new Proquest eBook Central which will be launching soon and will combine ebrary and EBL eBooks into one platform.

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UCanFind and Factiva error


We are currently having issues with UCanFind consolidated search tool and the Factiva News database.

If you search within UCanFind and click on a full text link to the Factiva database an error may appear stating that

” Your search statement contains a general syntax error. Please re-enter your search using the correct syntax.”

You can click ok to search again for the article from within Factiva.

We are working with our Search provider to solve this problem as quickly as possible, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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The Library ThanksFines Amnesty has now finished.
The Library would like to thank everyone who donated to this great cause.
All proceeds will be given to the Anglicare Pantry Appeal shortly
and we will let you know how much money we raised.
A big thank you to you all.



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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.





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