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.

The Information and Loans Desk and Research Assistance Desk will still be manned during their normal hours if you need any Library assistance.

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

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Next Wednesday the 30th of July at 9.30am, training will be held in Library Training Room 1 for SciFinder.

SciFinder is a collection of chemistry and related science information where you are able to search for substances, reactions, patent and journal references.

All are welcome to come along to the free training where you will be able to become more familiar with the interface, the functionality and how to search.

Hope to see you there.

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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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There are currently delays on Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loans due to system upgrades at the Australian National Library.  We are not accepting Rush’s at this time as we are unable to process them.

We will endeavour to let you all know when these services will be back to their usual timeliness.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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The Library’s authentication server for Ebook loans and Off-Campus resources usage will be undergoing an upgrade on Wednesday 16th July.

We do not anticipate any significant downtime, if you have any problem accessing resources off-campus or creating loans for EBL Ebooks on Wednesday, please try again after a short time.

We will be working to make sure the transition seamless and apologise if any inconvenience is caused.

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Did you know that we have more than just research materials in our collection?  We also have novels for you to enjoy. Recently I read the Hunger Games trilogy and can highly recommend them as an engaging and enjoyable read. If you have seen the two films that have been released so far you will be on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happens to all your favourite characters. Why not get ahead of the game and read the trilogy.

Click here to see if the books are available via the Library Catalogue.


world population day World Population Day is celebrated worldwide and it is a time to reflect on population trends and related issues. It is an annual event that marks the date when the world’s population reached 5 billion (11 July 1987).

There are now 7 billion people in the world, and there will probably be 8 billion by 2030.


Why not do some research on population trends and related issues today. Click here to see what library resources are available to you.

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