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

Friday, June 23, 2017

Canada Day Long Weekend

The Chilliwack and Abbotsford Libraries will be closed for a three-day long weekend from Saturday July 1 through Monday July 3 for Canada Day. We will open again on Tuesday, July 4.

Click for more details on hours!

Posted by Brenda

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Victoria Day Long Weekend

This is just a reminder that UFV's Abbotsford and Chilliwack libraries will be closed on Monday, May 22 for Victoria Day. Enjoy the long weekend! And see complete library hours here.

posted by Brenda

Friday, May 12, 2017

Web of Science at UFV!

The University of the Fraser Valley once again has access to the Web of Science!
Try it out at:

Download the Quick Start Guide:

Web of Science Core Collection
Description: Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Our coverage includes the dates below.
    Science Citation Index Expanded: 1988 – present
    Social Sciences Citation Index: 1988 – present
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index: 1988 – present

Features of WOS include:
•    Indexing of a carefully curated list of high quality journals, books and conference proceedings
•    Forward and backward citation tracking
•    Times cited, usage counts, most recent citation
•    Indexing of authors, funding agencies and organizational affiliations (such as University of the Fraser Valley)
•    Full Text Finder links to our sources of full text

This valuable resource includes the following additional components:
Conference Proceedings Citation Index: 1990 – present
Description: Conference proceedings coverage in all fields of the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Emerging Sources Citation Index: 2015 – present
Description: ESCI covers scientific trends and developments beyond the high-impact literature. The journals selected have been identified as important to key opinion leaders, funders, and evaluators worldwide.

KCI-Korean Journal Database: 1980 – present
Description: Provides indexing of over 2000 influential journals from South Korea.

Medline: 1950 – present
Description: The U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) premier life sciences database.

Russian Science Citation Index: 2005 – present
Description: Covers Russian publications in fields such as engineering, material science, and ecology.

SciELO Citation Index: 1997 – present
Description: SciELO content includes regional journals from Latin American and the Caribbean as well as titles from Spain, Portugal and South Africa.

Posted by Patti Wilson, May 12, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Abby Library Renovations News

Please consult our Libguide for up-to-date information on our summer 2017 renovation.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

No printing Tuesday & Wednesday, April 25 & 26

Printing or adding value to campus cards will not be available Tuesday & Wednesday, April 25 & 26 in Abbotsford or Chilliwack libraries due to scheduled maintenance. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

Posted by Lisa

Chilliwack and Abbotsford Libraries Closed Tuesday, May 2

Both Chilliwack and Abbotsford campus libraries will be closed for the UFV-wide professional development day on Tuesday, May 2.

Posted by Lisa

Summer Library Hours Begin Wednesday, April 26

Library summer hours starting April 26: The Chilliwack library will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and closed weekends and statutory holidays. The Chilliwack computer lab will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and closed weekends and statutory holidays.
The Abbotsford library will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, until Tuesday, May 2, when both campus libraries will be closed for the day.
Beginning May 3, the Abbotsford library will be open 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and closed Sundays and statutory holidays.
Beginning August 1, the Abbotsford library will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and closed weekends and statutory holidays. For up-to-date library hours, see here:
The second floor of the Abbotsford library remains open during summer renovations. Entry will be from the first floor throughout the summer. See here for more information: 

Posted by Lisa

Ebrary e-books have moved to new Ebook Central platform

The UFV Library's collection of subscription and purchased e-books from ebrary and EBL have been merged onto a new Ebook Central platform from Proquest. This platform offers many advanced features for users, including the ability to save to a bookshelf, annotate, bookmark, read online, download or search within full text.

For more user information, see the Proquest Ebook Central LibGuide.
All titles are listed in the UFV Library Catalogue, but you can also directly search this collection of over 150,000 e-books.

All persistent links and URL's from the catalogue will redirect for five years. In addition, users with existing ebrary accounts have the option upon sign in to bring forward their ebrary bookshelf and merge it into the Ebook Central bookshelf.

Posted by Patti Wilson, April 20, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New Research Databases List coming soon

With the coming retirement of our ReSearcher suite of products, our Research Databases gateway will soon transition to a new interface.  Try out the new list here.
You can browse alphabetically by title, by subject, by database type and by vendor. Permitted uses are included for our licensed products.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Posted by Patti Wilson, April 18, 2017.