study skills rover

Did you know we have 2 different Rovers working in the Library, each offering students an invaluable service?

You can find Blue shirted Library Rovers behind the Library Service Desk on Level B. In addition, they do as the name implies – ‘Rove’ the library, to ensure they are visible and accessible when you need them. Library Rovers are always on hand during Library opening hours and you can even call them on their mobiles; their numbers are found on library computer monitors or the Library contact page. They can assist with all general library inquiries but really come into their own with all manner of technical requests: do you need help with printing and scanning, connecting to the UC Wireless Network, adding credit to your student card or perhaps assistance with Moodle? They’re students just like you so never hesitate to approach one of our friendly Library Rovers who will always be willing to assist.

Find more info at the Library Rover Service Page

Red Rover, Red Rover, send students over! – Red-shirted Study Skills Rovers are also on level B of the library, fittingly located at bright red desks, Monday-Friday from 10am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1-5 pm. They can help you understand your assignment questions, perfect your referencing, create the right essay or report structure, or troubleshoot grammar mistakes. BUT THEY WON’T FIX YOUR WORK! They aren’t editors. They will point out possible problems and help you to solve them. They are students themselves, and good ones, so use their knowledge and expertise to improve your own academic work.

Free Library BBQ

UC hoodie

Library Discovery Day BBQ

Date: Thursday 21st August

Time: 11.30am – 2pm

Location: UC Library, Building 8, University of Canberra


  • Free BBQ
  • Free Raffle
  • Prize

Come and get a free sausage and have a chat to our friendly librarians about how the Library can help you with your assignments, study and research. Just for coming and saying hi you will receive a free raffle ticket for your chance to win a UC Hoodie. Raffle to be drawn later the same day.

We look forward to seeing you all there.


Welcome gate

The Library would like to welcome back continuing students and give a big welcome to students who are starting new this semester. As the new semester begins, I bet you are all full of enthusiasm and ready to get started on the right foot. The Library is here to help you with that.

Why not come along to any one of our numerous training sessions?  We have training on; how to find journal articles for your assignment, the importance of referencing, and how to use referencing software like EndNote or RefWorks. If coming along to a training session isn’t your thing, you can access our ‘Finding Journal Articles’ training session online via blackboard collaborate.

Check out the Research Skills Training page for times, availability and to book.

If you need more help, just remember that Library staff are always available during Library opening hours to assist you with your research enquiries at the Research Assistance Desk.

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Room Competition Photo

The UC Book Project Photo Competition is your chance to win valuable UC prize packs.  Simply take a photo of yourself with the UC Book of the year and upload via Instagram, enter the #ucbook2014 to be eligible. The picture can either be in your favourite reading room or maybe a play on the words, e.g. Meeting Room.  The picture must include the UC book of the year for 2014.

Prizes include Mizzunas vouchers, Zierholz vouchers or clothing from the UC shop.

The winners will be announced monthly and will be notified via Instagram direct message.  You must be a currently enrolled student to be eligible to enter.

Good luck and happy participating.

Library Rover

Are you a student at UC? Is the Library your home away from home? Are you tech savvy? Are you a good communicator? Would you enjoy helping students find their way around Library resources?

Apply to join the Library Rover team.

UC Library is looking for new Rovers for an ongoing casual register. Apply through Jobs@UC or by emailing Application documents are also available from the Library Service Desk. Applications close COB Monday 18 Aug 2014.



Did you know the Library has a mobile app?  If you have an iPhone or Android device, you can download the app from your app store.  Through this app you can engage with and explore the Library.  Visit our blog to catch up on the latest Library news. Search the catalogue for the book your lecturer just mentioned or download one of the Library’s eBooks for reading on the go.

The app is called LibAnywhere  and once you launch the app, simply look for the University of Canberra.


You will ace this exam

Winter term is coming to an end and we here at the Library would like to congratulate all of you who managed to cram in another semester. We would also like to wish all those who are sitting exams during this period good luck.

Here are our top tips for surviving this exam period:

1)      Get a good night’s sleep

2)      Use the Library – it’s even easier now we have a whole floor dedicated to being open 24 hours a day

3)      Study, study and more study – It will all be over soon so hit the books and keep going.

Here are some words of wisdom from a toilet wall somewhere….


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247 celebrations

Last Thursday saw the Library celebrating the opening of the new improved Library Commons. The whole of level B is now open to students and staff for 24 hours a day every day. This means that food and drink can now be consumed on the whole of Level B but we would still appreciate your cooperation in keeping all other levels food free.

The Information and Loans Desk and Research Assistance Desk will still be manned during their normal hours if you need any Library assistance. Outside of Library Service hours, we hope you feel safe and secure as University Security staff will regularly patrol the space.

We look forward to seeing how this space gets used as we head into second semester.

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Library Staff

At the UC 4 Yourself Expo, you’ll see for yourself what the University of Canberra can offer you in the way of higher education.  Specifically targeting year 9 students, who might not otherwise get an opportunity to experience university life, with a view to encouraging study in various fields at secondary school, and continuing on to University.

It aims to leave a lasting positive image of higher education, by being an engaging and fun experience for all involved.

UC 4 Yourself Expo is being held in July on the 23rd & 24th, running 30 minute faculty based workshops, including tours of the facilities, as well as providing an opportunity for students to explore various career pathways with academic staff and current students. For more information check out the website at:


Come help us celebrate the launch of the expanded Library Commons. The entire Level B of the Library will go 24/7 on the 24th of the 7th month 2014 with festivities from 11:30 to 12 pm.

Here at the Library it has been exciting watching the changes unfold and we believe that the expanded Library Commons will provide our students with a great space to get loads of study done.  You will never have to leave!

All staff and students are welcome to attend and as a further enticement……

There will be cake!

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