The Licanberra balloonsbrary will be open for reduced hours on the Canberra Day public holiday, Monday 9 March: 1pm – 5pm

The Library commons, which includes all of Level B of the Library, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.





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Library Discovery Day BBQ

Want tHoodieo have some fun?

Come and get a free sausage and have a chat to 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 a UC polar fleece hoodie or a COOP book voucher to the value of $25.00.

So join us on Thursday 26 February at 11.30am outside the Library.

See you there!

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New Library Opening Hours

Library hours will change from the beginning of Semester 1 2015. Open Book

The new hours from February 16 2015 are:

  •       Mon-Thurs 8.30am – 6.45pm
  •       Friday 8.30am – 6pm
  •       Sat – Sun 1pm – 5pm

The Library commons, which now includes all of Level B of the Library, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
(Entry after hours is by swipe card access)
Information on Library opening hours is available on the Library home page. Any changes to hours will be updated on this page:

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Welcolibrary_profile_picme to all the new students starting University for 2015.

Come and see the friendly staff in the library (Building 8) and see how we can help you with your studies!

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Library Tours


The Library will run a series of basic Library Tours for everyone on
Monday – Friday in Orientation Week (9-13 February) only.

Library Tours will be at 10:00am and 2:00pm each day, with an extra tour on Wednesday at 4pm.

All you have to do is turn up and we will do the rest.

See you soon!

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Semester 1 may not have started, but it’s never too soon to learn new things.

UC students can use to gain business, IT, and creative skills using easy to understand video tutorials.

First go to’s University of Canberra account creation by clicking here!

You can then log into the regular site and learn how to…..

These tutorials and many more are available free for UC students from



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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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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