Thursday, August 6, 2020

Select and Collect Service

Remember books? We are happy to announce the start of our new Select and Collect service.  
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For complete details on Select and Collect, visit our libguide:

What: A curbside-like service to borrow items from the Abbotsford Library. (The Chilliwack Library will come onboard when its renovations are complete.)

When: Starting in August, item pickup is available Monday-Thursday, 12 PM to 4PM. (Please wait until you receive an email from us confirming that your items are ready.) 

Where: Currently being offered only at the Abbotsford Library. Park your car (for free) and come to the library entrance. Please follow signage and floor markings.

Who: This is available to current UFV students, faculty, and staff and to UFV alumni.

How long: Regular loan periods will apply.

How: Use the UFV Library catalogue to search for items and use the Place Hold button to place a request. You will need to use your student number and library PIN number to place a hold.

You will receive an email when your items are ready.

If you do not see a Hold button, that means that the item type is not available via this service.  

Items from the following Abbotsford Library collections can be requested:

Abbotsford Library – Stacks collection  (STACKS)

Abbotsford Library – English Language Learning collection  (ELL)

Abbotsford Library – Curriculum collection (CURRIC). Please note: items will only be available for those affiliated with the Teacher Education Program. The loan period will be 7 days.

Just Received and In-Process Items 

The following collections are not included in the Select and Collect Service:

DVDs - UFV faculty can request them via an email to and arrange for pickup.

COURSE RESERVES - print course reserve readings are not being made available at this time.

PERIODICALS - Service to be announced.

REFERENCE - Service to be announced

Note: For the safety of our users and library employees, our libraries will remain closed for the foreseeable future. But please remember that in addition to the Select and Collect service, the library has many online resources. These include e-books, articles (journal, magazine, newspaper), and streaming video.


Thursday, July 9, 2020

New - Digital Theater +

Did you know we subscribe toDigital Theatre+, a performing arts education platform with live performances of theatre, ballet, opera and classical music, interviews, study guides, concise introductions to theatre topics and much more?


80+ Study Guides accompanying curricula mapped plays, written by leading academics to help students get to grip with dramatic texts.

330+ HD recordings of hundreds of live captured performances across theatre, ballet, opera and classical music.

220+ Interviews with actors, directors, and backstage crew providing an often unseen insight into the workings of a theatre and what it takes to stage a play.

Relationship maps, plot summaries, theme and context analysis, glossaries and much, much more.

Posted by Patti Wilson

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Get instant access to the most popular magazines with Flipster!

UFV students, faculty, and staff can now access the latest issues of many popular magazines digitally through Flipster, which is a service that lets you browse the digital magazines online, or download them to your computers and mobile devices for offline reading anytime, anywhere.


The current UFV Flipster trial runs from June 27th to September 27th. This trail allows users to view more than 1400 titles that cover various subjects ranging from Art & Design, Automotive, Fashion, History, to Science & Technology, and more. Some of the popular titles include National Geographic, The Gardener, Adbusters, The New Yorker, Canada's History, Consumer Reports, Education Canada, Motor Trend, and Chatelaine. You can also view the back issues from the magazine’s main page by clicking the icon “All Issues” on the right hand side. The number of available titles will be changed after the trial period. Enjoy your favourite magazines while they last!



You can access Flipster through the Library Databases. Select the “Articles & Databases” tab from the Library’s homepage and click “Browse all research databases” to access the A-Z Databases.

To view the magazines from your mobile devices, you can download the Flipster app from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store by searching for "Flipster – Digital Magazines". After it is installed, you can search for University of the Fraser Valley and log in with your UFV credentials.

For more information, read the FAQs from the Flipster site.

Posted July 7, 2020 MT