Congratulations tjackie_portraito Jackie French, an Australian author whose abundant body of work includes Children’s books, Historical Novels, Gardening books and much more, on winning the 2014 N.S.W. Senior Australian of the Year.

Jackie is the Australian National Children’s Laureate for 2014 and 2015 and is a passionate advocate of help for children with learning difficulties as well as the conservation of wildlife and our planet.

If you would like to learn more about her work the UC Library holds a number of her books in the general collection. More can be found in the Lu Rees Archives of Children’s Literature located on Level D.

She has been kind enough to donate some of her working papers and manuscripts to the Lu Rees Archives. The papers include drafts, correspondence, manuscripts and notes from editors showing the writing process as a book evolves.  These materials have been donated to help researchers and students  with research.

If you would like to visit the Lu Rees Archives to view this collection and other Australian Children’s books, please contact Lu Rees Archives. You can view opening hours and contact details here

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Gardening Titles

Now that exams are finally over, why not take a look at some of the more recreational titles the Library holds?

We hold an Gardens Illextensive collection of books and journals on gardening located on Level D. One such journal is “Gardens Illustrated”. This informative and colourful journal is sure to give inspiration for your garden.

Latest issues are located on the Level C display. Older issues can be found at SB465.A1 S1.

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Library Shutdown

The Library will Library closedbe closed from 1:00pm on Wednesday 24 December and the Library Commons will be closed from 5.00pm.

Both will reopen on Monday the 5 January at 9.00am.

No Library services will be available during this time.

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The Librarylibrary_profile_pic will be open from 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday until 24 December. The Library Commons will be open as usual, with 24 hour swipe-card access.

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Books for the holidays

Open BookCongratulations to everyone who has completed their exams for 2014!
Now they are over why not visit the library and borrow a book and read just for fun.
Borrow the latest 2015 UC Book of the Year ‘The Rosie Project’ by Graeme Simsion. We also have the sequel ‘The Rosie Effect’. Both great books to read over the holidays.
Not sure where to find them, ask the friendly staff at the library desk for directions.





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Rosie Project

Graeme Simsion

Graeme Simsion

University of Canberra
UC Book of the Year:
2015 Winner

“The Rosie Project”
Graeme Simsion.

More information about the UC Book project and the Author can be found here

The Library has a number of copies available for loan,
The Rosie Project

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Why is Remembrance important to Australians?Remembrance Day Poppies Andrew Dunn (crop) Creative Commons   Flickr - Photo Sharing!_files

In 1918 on the 11 November at precisely 11.00am guns at the Western Front finally fell silent after more than four years of constant conflict. For this reason the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month has attained a special meaning in the post-war years and is associated with the remembrance of all those who sacrificed their lives in the name of war.

In 1997, the Governor General, Sir William Deane declared that the 11 November would be known officially as Remembrance Day. A minutes silence at 11.00am is encouraged to remember those who died or suffered in war or armed conflicts.

For more information see the Australian War Memorial Website AWM Website

Items of interest in relation to Remembrance Day can be viewed in the glass display case on Level B

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Nick Klomp for the Canberra Celebrity Heart Challenge

Nick Klomp, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

For this year’s Canberra Celebrity Heart Challenge, Nick Klomp (Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education) and the University of Canberra Union (UCU) hosted a barbecue to raise money for the Heart Foundation.

If you would like to make a donation to this worthy cause please click here and UCU will match each donation dollar for dollar.

All donations over $2 are tax deductable

For more information please go to the following link



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Sally Morgan Exhibition

Sally Morgan, author oSally Morgan displayf My Place also writes and illustrates books with her three children, Blaze, Ezekiel and Ambelin. Lu Rees Archives has put together a small exhibition of some of the family’s delightful collaborative work in words and art. This wonderful exhibition can be found outside the Lu Rees Archives on level D of the Library. Come and have look at these great books!


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UCBook 2014 Photo competition (October) winner

Congratulations again to Alex (thatalhenry), All photos entered can be found on our Facebook page.

The Library has copies available to borrow of both 2013 & 2014  award winners

They can be found on the Library Catalogue:

2014 Winner: Room: a novel, by Emma Donoghue.

2013 Winner: Jasper Jones, by Craig Silvey.


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