Thursday, August 31, 2023

Therapy Dogs Coming Fall 2023!

🐾Woof woof 🐾 

The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs are coming to the UFV Library in Abbotsford every week for the Fall 2023 semester!

Stop by the library on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:30am - 12:30pm to visit with our four-legged friends! πŸ•

September Dates

  • Tuesday, September 12
  • Monday, September 18
  • Tuesday, September 26

October Dates

  • Tuesday, October 3
  • Tuesday, October 10
  • Monday, October 16
  • Tuesday, October 24
  • Monday, October 30

November Dates

  • Tuesday, November 7
  • Tuesday, November 14
  • Monday, November 20
  • Tuesday, November 28

December Dates

  • Tuesday, December 5
  • Monday, December 11

The Library and the dogs hope to see you this semester! 

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Intersession and Shift to Summer Hours

Between Winter and Summer semesters, the libraries are open 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday (with the exception of being closed on May 1 and 2 for staff professional development) and closed both Saturday and Sunday.

Starting on May 8th, the Chilliwack and Abbotsford Libraries will shift into summer hours. We will be closed all statutory holidays. Please see below for the schedule for non-stat days:

Click here to see full hours

Posted by Brenda

May 1st and 2nd Library Closures

Please note that both the Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries will be closed on Monday and Tuesday May 1st and 2nd for staff professional development.

For complete library hours click here.

Posted by Brenda

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