Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Library PSA Contest Deadline Extended...

Are you a budding videographer? Did you get a new Flip camera for Christmas? Want to see just how great a video you can shoot with your iPhone?

You don't have to be a library nerd to enter, you just have to put together a video by January 31 (yes, we've extended the deadline), and you could win a free course. The requirements are simple: a video, 30-45 seconds in length, that uses the phrase, "This is my library."

Get the technical details here:

Don't have a video camera but have something great to say? Borrow one from IMS - it's free! They also have video editing stations, and staff who can help you use them.

If you've already submitted a video, don't worry - you're still in the running.

Questions? Email Colleen Bell,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Survival Guide for Those New to the U

Got questions? Need some direction? Where do I . . .

Get my Campus Card?

Click here to get information on how to get your student card.

  • You need your student card, which is also your library card, to check out books, videos, course reserves and other library materials
  • It’s good for ID and student discounts
  • You need it to get a U-Pass
Get my U-Pass?
  • In Abbotsford, get your U-Pass from the Student Union Society in the Envision Athletic Centre. Bring student ID and proof of registration
  • You need a U-Pass for free, unlimited public transit and one emergency taxi ride
  • For more information see the SUS website:
For answers to more frequently asked questions take a look here at the Library's New to the U webpage.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wishing you happy holidays...

Like all of UFV, the Abbotsford and Chilliwack libraries will close for the winter break at noon on Friday, December 24, and re-open on Tuesday, January 4 at 8:30am. The library on our Mission campus will close at 7pm on Monday, December 20, to re-open at 1pm on Monday, January 10. Library hours for all campus libraries are available on our web site:

The library's web site, however, will remain open 24/7 over the holidays, just in case you get a dose of research fever. (But we hope that's the only fever you get over the holidays...)

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year.