Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Library Services Updates

March 10, 2022

The UFV Library is open to all users
Mask Policy
  • As of March 11, wearing a mask will become a personal choice in all indoor public spaces on all UFV campuses. More information for students is available in the Return to Campus Summary - Students document.
Food and Drink Policy 
  • Covered drinks are allowed. No food of any kind is permitted.
 Security Warnings
  • Please watch your valuables while visiting the library. Thefts do occur.
  • Log off from a public computer, even if leaving it for only a few minutes. Incidents of unauthorized use under another student's account have occurred recently.
Borrowing and Returning Items
  • You can sign out materials, pay fines, and return books at the service counter. More details are available here.
  • If the book or DVD you want is checked out, you can place a hold on it.
  • You may return items inside the library during opening hours or use our exterior book drops. 
    • Chilliwack: Outside south entrance of A building
    • Abbotsford: Outside north entrance of G building
  • Fine payments may be made in person or by credit card over the phone
  • If you have long-overdue items from the UFV Library, please return them or contact the library. Students’ ability to register for classes, get a transcript, or to graduate could be impacted if you have overdue items
    Library Cards
    • Your Campus card is your library card. You can get your card from the Campus Card office.
    Off Campus Access to Library Resources
    Computer Access and Study Spaces
    • Study spaces and computers are now open for drop-in use in the UFV Libraries.

    Chilliwack Computer lab A1202 hours
    (as of Sept. 13th, 2021)

    Monday to Thursday

    8:00 am - 10:00 pm


    8:00 am - 6:00 pm


    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Where Can I Do My Online Course?
    • UFV has set aside space for students to participate in an on-line class while they are on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses.
    • Students should be aware that the UFV provided computers are not equipped with cameras, so plan to bring your phone if you need to be seen or communicate other than through the Chat option. Headphones will normally be required, and you are asked to be respectful of those around you when speaking to your on-line classmates.
    • Abbotsford 
      • D 221 (computer equipped room) 8:30 am – 9:00 pm  Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays; 8:30 am to 2 pm Tuesdays; 8:30 am  - 11:00 am Wednesdays
      • K 153 (classroom, supply your own device) 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday
    •  Chilliwack 
      • A 1202 (computer equipped room) 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, Monday to Thursday.  8:30 am to 4:30 pm Fridays
    Group Work
    • Do you need to get together with a group? Students now have access to a Zoom account through UFV.  "Zoom is a secure video conferencing platform that allows participants to collaborate, share screens, and conduct group activities from nearly any device."
    • You can also book a group study room in the library
    Reference Services
    • You can ask questions and get help using the services listed below.
    • Visit our service desk in person on either campus.
    • AskAway online chat reference service.  
    • Email reference services:  Email your library research questions to a UFV librarian. We will get back to you within 24 hours.
    • Request an appointment:  you can request an online appointment with a reference librarian to get help with your research.  Please give us 3 days lead time.
    Interlibrary Loans
    • Interlibrary Loans services for journal articles and print books are fully operational. 
    Course Reserves
    Faculty Support
    Online Library Assignments and Tutorials
    Updated: March 10, 2022

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