Emily Carr University Library

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  • We've expanded our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) network to include public libraries.

    Can't find what you're looking for in the library? ILL Department staff can bring books and journal articles in for you from other BC libraries. Place a request using our ILL form.

    Plan ahead and allow enough time for books to be shipped to the Library. They are sent via snail mail and it can take up to 2 weeks for a book to arrive. If you need books faster, you can borrow in person at other post-secondary libraries through our reciprocal borrowing program.

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  • Happy New Year! Here are some new changes in the Library.

    Hours
    Starting January 15th, we'll be open Saturday and Sunday afternoons 1-5pm. We'll be open for you to grab books and as a place to do work. We will be offering a limited in person reference services on the weekends.

    Borrowing periods
    We've extended the loan period for books to 3 weeks (previously 2 weeks) and exhibition catalogues to 3 weeks (previously 3 days).

    Fines on reserve items
    We have been extremely lenient about $1/hour fines on 2 hour reserve materials. This material has been designated by course instructors and is extremely high use. We will be enforcing and charging the $1/hour fine on these materials.

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  • Here is a list of new books with their call numbers. Click on each title to see if it's available. You can place a hold on items that are checked out and you will be receive an email when they are available for pickup.

    Also, the new book display has moved. You'll see it when you come in the front doors.

    View previous new item lists

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  • Here is a list of new books with their call numbers. Click on each title to see if it's available. You can place a hold on items that are checked out and you will be receive an email when they are available for pickup.

    Also, the new book display has moved. You'll see it when you come in the front doors.

    View previous new item lists

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  • The library will be open from 8am -12pm on December 22nd, and then we'll be closed from December 23 - January 3, 2011. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Have a great break!

  • Safari Technical Books is a digital library of over 12,000 titles.

    It has the full text of many technical books including those from O'Reilly, Adobe Press and Pearson. It covers subjects like:

    • graphic design - Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
    • web development - HTML5, After Effects, mobile web, iPhone/iPad apps, and various CMS (Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress, etc.)
    • animation - Flash, 3ds Max, Blender, Maya
    • CAD - SolidWorks, AutoCAD

    Most of the content are e-books, but there are also some articles and videos.

    The Library's license for Safari permits access to this site by 2 users from Emily Carr at any one time.

  • Update: There was a small mountain of food, and $380 that we will pass on to the Food Bank. Thank you!

    From December 1 - 18, you can pay off your Library fines with food or cash donations for the Vancouver Food Bank.

    Each non-perishable food item counts as $1 towards your Library fines. The Library will also donate all cash fines received to the Food Bank. The Food Bank is able to triple the purchasing power of the donated dollar by buying in bulk.

    These are the Vancouver Food Bank's most needed food items:

    • Canned meat/fish
    • Peanut butter
    • Bags of whole wheat pasta/rice
    • Pasta sauce
    • Canned fruit/vegetables
    • Cereal
    • Baby formula
    • Baby food
  • Who are you? I'm Maggie, and I'm a student in the Master of Library and Information Studies program at UBC. I just finished a two week practicum in the Library, and enjoyed interacting with the friendly staff team and assisting the very talented students.

    What do you like about the library?

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  • Thanks to everyone who responded to our library survey. There were a total of 476 responses, 424 from students. This represents over 25% of our student population. This is a huge response rate!

    Most people preferred to use the Library on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons. You also said that you wanted the Library to be open on both Saturday and Sunday. We heard what you had to say, and changed our hours for the Spring semester. We'll be open both Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 5pm.

    More survey results

    Obviously we think the Library is important. But 97% of you rated the Library "important to extremely important". Wow!

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  • A bunch of delightful stereoscopic photography books arrived. A keyword search for 'stereoscopic' will find most of these books including:

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