Monday, November 14, 2022

New Digitized Cookbooks Available!



There’s more to a cookbook besides its recipes.   Explore our latest British Columbia additions to the digital content of the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection.

Learn more about the Newman Collection here.

Funded by the BC History Digitization Program at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC and the UFV library, researchers, students, faculty and the broader community of the Fraser Valley and beyond can explore BC cookbooks covering the years 1911 to the late 1960s. The digitized BC cookbooks are open and freely available to all. The content is hosted in HarvestIR, UFV’s institutional repository: and is fully searchable and printable.


Dive into the King’s Daughters’ cookery book (1911) to understand the colonial home in Victoria prior to World War I.  Notes to the chatelaine include how to be a good housekeeper and tips on how to manage the “help” as well as dozens of recipes.  Take a walk through the 1920s with 300 ways to a man's heart by the Charles Dickens Parent Teacher Association from Vancouver or discover quirky recipes like Fly Cemetery in the Centennial cook book, published in 1958.

Posted by Mary-Anne



Thursday, November 10, 2022

Library Closure for Remembrance Day

 The UFV Libraries (Chilliwack and Abbotsford) and the AskAway virtural reference service will be closed on November 11, in honour of Remembrance Day. However, we have many resources (ebooks, databases, streaming videos) which are available 24x7 for you to access from the Library's website.

 Click here for full Library hours.

Posted by Brenda

Friday, November 4, 2022

The Langar Project

UFV Library has partnered with the South Asia Studies Institute to create an exhibit about the community meal, Langar.  Come to the Abbotsford campus library to learn about the history and evolution of Langar in Sikhism as well how Langar is prepared and the protocols of serving this communal meal.  An online exhibit is available to view here. 

Monday, October 3, 2022

Libraries closed for Thanksgiving

Both UFV libraries and AskAway will be closed on Monday, October 10th for Thanksgiving. However, as usual, there are many online resources (ebooks, journals, streaming media, etc.) that are available 24x7 via the UFV Library website. 

For complete library hours, click here.

Posted by Brenda

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Libraries closed for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The UFV libraries and AskAway will both be closed on Friday, September 30 for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. 

Click here for complete library hours.

 posted by Brenda

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Libraries closed for National Day of Mourning September 19

The Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries, including the AskAway virtual reference service, will be closed on Monday, September 19th for the National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II. However, the UFV Library collections include online resources that will be available. Please check our website for databases, e-books, streaming video, etc.

 For a complete list of hours, check here.

Posted by Brenda

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Fall Semester Hours

The UFV Libraries will be closed September 3rd-5th for the Labour Day long weekend. The libraries will be open on Tuesday, September 6th, 8:30-4:30. Classes officially begin on Wednesday, September 7th, and we look forward to welcoming every back for the Fall semester. Full library hours are available here.

 Posted by Brenda