Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Downloading E-Books to Android Devices

August 8, 2019 Update

EBSCO ebooks appear to be downloading now to Android devices if using Adobe Digital Editions in place of Bluefire Reader.

July 30, 2019 Original Post

Most of our subscription e-books allow you to download the content onto your own device for 7 days. There have recently been problems downloading onto mobile Android devices.  Bluefire Reader has been pulled from the Google Play store.

Proquest has developed some interim procedures that can be used until a more permanent fix is in place.
This works well with books from Ebook Central.

EBSCO is still working to resolve the problems and have no solution to date. This affects books in their ebook Collection.

Please note: Downloading to computers and IOS devices have not been affected.

Posted by Patti Wilson

August Library Hours

As we move into August, the Abbotsford Library hours will be changing!

Monday and Thursday                    -- 8:30-7:30
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday    -- 8:30-4:30
Saturday and Sunday                      -- Closed

Chilliwack hours remain the same:
Monday - Friday                             -- 8:30-4:30
Saturday and Sunday                      -- Closed

For complete hours, click here!

Posted by Brenda

Friday, July 12, 2019

Library Catalog Down for Maintenance from 6 am to 10 am on Sunday, July 14

Library users can use EBSCO Discovery Services for library catalog search. The search box is in the library homepage at https://library.ufv.ca/

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tea for Two: a celebration of baking!

Do you love eclairs, petits fours and chocolate cake?  The Abbotsford campus library has a treat for you: a display of all things baking.  The cookbooks on display are from the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection.  Throughout the summer this display will highlight community cookbooks and company cookbooks devoted to the topic of baking.  Titles on display have been published between 1913 and 2015. 

Titles on display include recent publications such as Butter Baked Goods : nostalgic recipes from a little neighborhood bakery and Butter celebrates! : a year of sweet recipes to share with family and friends.  These books are a feast for the eyes with delectable recipes and photographs.  Old time cookbooks such as Real home-keeper : a perpetual honeymoon for the Vancouver bride, published in 1914, and Fair and square : 100 recipes for dessert squares from the 1940s give readers a snapshot in time of preparing and baking for the family.  Community cookbooks such as Feast days of the Orthodox Church published by the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada and Family favourites from the Gals with God of the Greendale Mennonite Brethren Church, both published in 1983, were used as fundraisers and community builders.  Finally, examples of company cookbooks such as Selected recipes by noted cooks for everyday use in the home by the Codville Company of Winnipeg and New Royal cook book, published in 1912 and 1922 respectively, promote new products of convenience to help the home baker.

The UFV library has begun digitizing selected titles from the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection.  The titles are available in the UFV institutional repository, HarvestIR.  All titles are searchable using optical character recognition software (OCR).  Our latest addition to the digitized content is the Royal Yeast Bake Book published in 1925 promoting Royal yeast cakes.

Posted July 4, 2019
Mary-Anne MacDougall

Monday, June 24, 2019

Canada Day Closure

The UFV Library (both Abbotsford and Chilliwack) will be closed on Monday, July 1st, for Canada Day. AskAway will also be closed. However, our online resources (e-books, databases, and libguides) will be available to access. Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

Posted by Brenda

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Victoria Day Closure

The UFV Library (both Abbotsford and Chilliwack) will be closed on Monday, May 20th, for Victoria Day. AskAway will also be closed. However, our online resources (e-books, databases, and libguides) will be available to access. Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

Posted by Brenda

Thursday, May 9, 2019

AskAway service launches a new platform.

The award-winning virtual reference service is moving to a new platform, effective May 13th.  Students and faculty will have access to the same expert help with their research questions on a platform with enhanced functionality.

Details about the migration can be found here. 
Access to Askaway can be found on our Ask a Librarian webpage

Questions about the Askaway service can be directed to Mary-Anne MacDougall.

May 9, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

May -- July Library Hours

Posted by Brenda

Trying to use Ovid?

Ovid has announced that they are having unexpected issues with their platform. 

Currently the databases are still working for UFV but if you are having specific problems, it may be linked to this disruption of service.

We will keep you posted when service is restored.

Posted by Diane

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ebook Central Downtime Saturday April 20, 2019

On Saturday morning, from about 9 am to 11 am, Ebook Central provided by Proquest will be undergoing maintenance. So if you are having issues accessing some of UFV library's ebooks that might be the cause of the problem. For more information and updates go to the Proquest Status Page.

Posted by Diane

Monday, April 15, 2019

Easter Weekend Hours

The Easter long weekend brings bunnies and chocolates and a change in the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campus libraries' hours.

Friday, April 19
Saturday, April 20
Sunday, April 21
Monday, April 22

For complete library hours, please click here.

Posted by Brenda