Monday, September 11, 2017

Find Canadian documentaries at

Are you interested in Canadian politics, history, current events or social issues? Try to find high quality educational streaming video and audio produced by CBC and Radio Canada.  Documentaries from radio and television, news, drama, archival material, teacher's guides and more are included. 

Along with our content, we subscribe to the News in Review channel.

"Hosted by the CBC reporter Michael Serapio, News in Review is the only resource that gives students the opportunity to delve into today's most important events as they unfold. Each story also comes with a teacher resource guide that teases out key concepts and questions." (from website)

(Image from Weather Gone Wild)

Instructors wishing to create playlists should contact the library for the access code required to set up a personal account. 

Posted by Patti Wilson, Sept. 11, 2017

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters - New!

Frontier Life is a digital resource designed to enrich teaching and research, examining settlement, existence and interactions at the edge of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920. With a vast array of primary source material previously unavailable in digital form, this resource enables research into the many dynamics of frontier existence and its lasting influence across multiple regions. Primary sources from Canada include archives from the Glenbow Museum and the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives Library, Archives of Manitoba.

Consortia Canada, Adam Matthew and 18 leading academic institutions have collaborated to open this essential content to libraries and educational institutions nationwide, including all library types: public, post-secondary, special, archives, museums and K-12 schools. The collaboration unlocks important primary sources to provide the broader community with a comparative view on the various colonial frontiers across the globe.

(Information from News Release)

Posted by Patti Wilson, Sept. 11, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Labour Day Weekend Closure

The Labour Day Weekend is almost here, and the UFV Libraries will be closed all three days.

And that also means that the fall semester starts next week. Our hours will change, and you can see the complete details of hours for both the Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries here.

Visitors to the Abbotsford library will also notice that the renovations are not completely finished. You can still access the book collection on the second floor and you will also find library staff on the second floor to help you with your research. The wait will definitely be worth it! Expect to find bright colours, new comfy and colourful furniture, additional group study rooms, and a makerspace area.

posted by Brenda

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Chilliwack Library Computers Unavailable Monday, August 14

Chilliwack library computers will not be available on Monday, August 14. Computers will be available in the Chilliwack computer lab from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the library will otherwise be open as usual.

Posted by Lisa

Thursday, July 27, 2017

August Hours

As July wraps up, here is a reminder that the library hours will be changing in August!

BC Day Weekend (August 5-7): both Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries are closed all days.

  • Mondays: 8:30-7:30
  • Tuesday-Friday: 8:30-4:30
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Monday-Friday: 8:30-4:30
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed 

Between semesters, both libraries will be open Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30.

To view complete hours, click here.

Posted by Brenda

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Chilliwack Computer Lab Closed Wednesday, July 26

Chilliwack's computer lab will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday, July 26. We're sorry for any inconvenience. The Chilliwack library opens at 8:30 a.m. Library hours:

Posted by Lisa

Friday, July 14, 2017

Library Catalogue will be unavailable on Monday morning, July 17th

Our library catalogue will be unavailable Monday morning, July 17th due to server upgrade.  We hope to restore the catalogue this afternoon.  We will keep everyone informed via this blog.

In the meanwhile, please use the UFV library's discovery service (EDS) : where you can limit your search for books/videos to "Catalogue Only".

Posted by Hongfei Li