Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Check Out Our New Web Site

The library's web site has a fresh new look, just in time for the fall semester.

Our primary goal for the web site was to make the pages and resources you need and want easy to find. Some of the features of our new site include:
  • a simple navigation bar to help you with your most common library tasks
  • alternate home pages for faculty and graduate students, featuring resources and services you need
  • easily accessible help from every page (just look for the grey question mark button)
  • easy access to library hours, booking a group study room, and more from the home page
We hope you'll find our new web site easy to use, and we'd love to get your feedback on this brief 5-minute survey

Wifi Printing Now Available

Did you know that you can now print documents directly from your own phone, tablet or laptop? You no longer need to log in to a computer in the library or a computer lab.

It's so easy to do; just follow these easy instructions:
  1. Go to and log in with your UFV credentials (myUFV login for students, employee credentials for faculty and staff).
  2. Upload your document.
  3. Click on the desired printer queue; for print options, check the Advanced box first.
  4. Go to the print release station, swipe your card and pay as you normally would.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Journals List Problems Resolved (Aug 28, 2018)

UPDATE: This issue has now been resolved.

There is a problem with our Journals List not showing the locations and holdings for our print and online journals. We hope the vendor resolves the problem shortly. If you need assistance in the meantime, please contact the UFV Library.

Posted by Patti Wilson

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Proquest Maintenance Aug 18/18

Several Proquest products will be unavailable due to system maintenance on August 18/18.
Proquest e-books have a maintenance downtime Sat. Aug. 18 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, and Proquest databases have a downtime Sat. Aug 18 from 7:00 pm to Sun. Aug. 19th 3 am.

Posted by Patti Wilson

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Student Printing Unavailable in Chilliwack, Wednesday, August 8

Student printing is unavailable on the Chilliwack campus in the library and computer lab. IT Services is working on a solution. We will update when more information is available.

Posted by Lisa

UFV Library to host the Art of the Book 2018 exhibit

Two special events for the Art of the Book:

November 26th at 2:30pm, join Art of the Book artist Helen O'Connor for a paper-making workshop in the Abbotsford library.  Click here for details.

December 6th at 3pm, join Art of the Book juror Jan Elsted for a personal exploration of the Art of the Book in the Abbotsford library.  Click here for details.

The University of the Fraser Valley library, located in Abbotsford, BC, is very proud to be hosting the 2018 Art of the Book exhibition from September 10th to December 7th.  We are the sole host site in the Lower Mainland.  The Art of the Book is an international juried exhibition of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG).  The exhibit opens in Victoria in August, and will be traveling for two years across Canada.

Take a look at our research guide (Libguide) on the Art of the Book here.   You'll find some great resources on the book arts and related disciplines.  Also, you'll find links to online book arts collections and altered book projects. 

Enjoy the ChekNews piece on the Art of the Book opening at the University of Victoria.

UFV's student newspaper, the Cascade, has written an article about the exhibit. 

Enjoy some photos of the reception held on September 18th celebrating the opening of the exhibition.

Driving instructions:
If you are coming from either East or West, the best way to get to the UFV Abbotsford campus is on Highway 1.
Take exit 90 for McCallum Road; follow the King Connector to King Road;  turn left onto King Road; UFV will be on the right.

If you are traveling from Washington State, take I-5 N to WA-539 N/Guide Meridian/Meridian St in Bellingham; head North on WA-539, then right (East) on WA-546 which becomes WA-9 to the Sumas Border crossing.  Head North on Hwy 11 (Sumas Way); turn left on Vye Road; turn right onto McKenzie Road; entrances to the Abbotsford campus are on the left, before you reach King Road. 

Campus Information:
The library is located in building G on campus.  Visitors to our campus can find information about parking and the library's location here.  Library hours can be found by clicking here.

Accommodation information: 
Tourism Abbotsford has information about places to stay in the area.  One of the closest hotels to the Abbotsford campus is the Best Western Plus - Regency Inn & Conference Centre located on Marshall Road.

For more information about the UFV exhibit, please contact Mary-Anne MacDougall

November 26, 2018