Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Library Services Updates

September 24th, 2021

Opening Hours
Mask Policy
Food and Drink Policy Revised
  • Due to COVID, masks must be worn at all times in the public areas of the library. As such:
    • only covered drinks are permitted and masks must be worn at all times except while actually drinking
    • eating food of any kind is not permitted
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 228 (computer equipped room) 8:30 am – 9:00 pm  Monday to Thursday. 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Fridays
      • K 153 (classroom, supply your own device) 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday
    •  Chilliwack (8:30 am to 8:30 pm, Monday to Thursday.  8:30 am to 4:30 pm Fridays)
      • A 1202 (computer equipped room) (When not booked for classes)
      • Lounge on the second floor of A building (When it's not busy)

    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 may also book a group study room in either Abbotsford or Chilliwack.
    Reference Services
    • You can ask questions and get help using the services listed below.
    • 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.
    • In person reference services resumed on September 13, 2021.
    Interlibrary Loans
    • Interlibrary Loans services for journal articles and print books are fully operational. 
    Course Reserves
    • Course Reserves are available in the UFV Libraries as of September 2021.
    • If you require the course textbook, please contact the UFV bookstore
    Faculty Support
    Online Library Assignments and Tutorials
    Updated: September 24, 2021

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