Thursday, December 20, 2018

Try out new Taylor and Francis (Routledge) e-books for a year!

The library is doing a new Evidence Based Selection program with Taylor and Francis. Students and faculty can use an extensive list of high quality, academic ebooks during 2019. At the end of the year, we'll decide which ones to buy.

Try them out here.

Subject coverage includes:

Asian Studies
Classical Studies
Creative and Media Arts
Engineering, General
English Language & Linguistics
Environment & Sustainability
General Reference
Health Studies
Language Learning
Media and Communication
Middle East
Theatre & Performing Arts
Urban Planning

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Hours for December and January

As classes and exams wind up, the libraries will shift hours for the break between semesters.

Click here to see the hours for both Chilliwack and Abbotsford.

We will return to our regular hours on January 7th.

Posted by Brenda

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Accessing the Find It box and Journals List from Off Campus

All should be working now! Please contact the library if you are still having issues.

Posted by Diane

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Having Problems using the Find It search box?

Are you getting a message like this?

Sorry, but we broke something. Unfortunately, the access is still not working (as of the end of Wednesday). We have reported it to EBSCO and they are working on it but it seems to be a bigger problem than we realized.

The Find It box can now be found here:,guest&custid=s5672269&profile=eds

The Journal title search box is also not working. But again, you can still find access to our journals list by going here,

Or if neither of these are working, you can still access the library databases from this page:

If you go to an EBSCO database like Academic Search Complete, , you can then choose databases and select all the EBSCO resources that you want.

If  you are on campus, the Find It box is working without any issues.

Posted by Diane

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Join Jan Elsted on her personal exploration of the Art of the Book.

Join Art of the Book juror Jan Elsted as she looks at a selection of books from Barbarian Press's title list and speaks about the private press movement from the late 19th century to now.  This workshop will focus on design, technical features and aesthetics.

Jan will describe the making of Barbarian Press' 2011 edition of Shakespeare's Pericles and the press's current project on wood engraver Richard Wagener.  Jan will share mock-ups, proofs and original woodblocks in her presentation.

When: Thursday, December 6th at 3pm
Where: UFV's Abbotsford campus library
Registration is not required but space is limited.

Biographical information from the Art of the Book 20018 catalogue:
Jan Elsted earned her BA and MA in English from UBC.  While studying for her PhD at King's College, London, she and her husband Crispin discovered letterpress printing, apprenticing with Graham Williams at Florin Press.  Returning to Canada in 1978, they established the Barbarian Press in Mission, BC.  Jan's press-work, particularly of wood engravings, is internationally recognized.  Jan and Crispin were given the Robert Reid Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Book Arts in 2015. 

For more information about the Art of the Book 2018 exhibit, please go to or contact Mary-Anne MacDougall at

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Be a Maker! Abbotsford Library Makerspace Open House

Need a break from your studies?

The UFV Abbotsford Library invites students to get creative in our Makerspace. Activities will include button making; textile and paper crafts; 3D printing and design; and microelectronics. Not feeling creative? Come and socialize with a dog! 

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 3pm on Wednesday, November 21 (G171G).

Posted by Brenda

Monday, November 12, 2018

Legend of Sugar Girl Reading, Tuesday, November 20, 1 to 3 p.m.

Legend of Sugar Girl Reading, Tuesday, November 20, 1 to 3 p.m. Shirley Hardman, UFV's Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs, will read Joseph Boyden's short story: The Legend of Sugar Girl, in the Aboriginal Gathering Place, on the CEP campus. This event is hosted by UFV LIbrary, UFV Indigenous Student Centre and UFV Indigenous Affairs Office. We thank author Joseph Boyden for his gift of the story.
  • Refreshments
  • Drumming by Glen Malloway
  • Raven-making
  • Talking circle led by Elder Eddie Gardner
  • Cedar brushing with Elder Terry Prest

Posted by Lisa

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Papermaking workshop with Helen O'Connor - November 28th

Join Art of the Book artist Helen O'Connor for a hands-on papermaking demonstration.  Learn to form sheets of handmade paper from pulps made from various plants, weeds, oriental fibres, cotton linters, and recycled papers.  As well, Helen will demonstrate techniques to create pulp paintings and three-dimensional works.

When: Wednesday, November 28th at 2:30pm
Where: UFV's Abbotsford campus library
No registration is required but space is limited.

Helen O’Connor is a Yukon visual artist who makes paper by hand using oriental and local fibres to create sculpture, artist books, assemblage and installation. Her works express a reverence to nature and are influenced by the unique atmosphere of the north particularly light.

Originally from Ontario, O’Connor studied visual art at the University of Western and at the Ontario College of Art. During her studies O’Connor was introduced to techniques for oriental and western papermaking. O’Connor utilizes paper creatively as a vehicle of expression and exploration.

Questions about this event can be emailed to Mary-Anne MacDougall

For more information about the Art of the Book 2018 exhibition, please click here

November 8, 2018