Emily Carr University Library

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  • Join Jacqueline Turner's Creative Writing (English 200) class in the Library to hear Erín Moure read, as part of the On Edge reading series. The reading will start at 7pm on Thursday, February 10th. We'll be shutting down the public computers at 6:30pm so we can get the space ready.

  • New items have been put on our booksale cart! A variety of topics and prices, including many 1970s architectural magazines. Money from our booksale goes directly to supplement our collections.

  • Until February 28th, enjoy free access to the following journals online:

  • We have a database trial for ErgonomicsnetBASE, which has 148 e-books on ergonomics and human factors. This collection covers topics like:

    • Cognitive engineering and decision making
    • Communications
    • Ergonomics and psychology
    • Human computer interaction
    • Human performance modeling
    • Musculoskeletal disorders
    • Product design
    • Safety
    • Work design

    This collection will be of particular interest to industrial design students, especially those taking classes ergonomics and interaction design.The trial runs until February 25th.

  • All 1,000,000+ images from the ARTstor Digital Library are now accessible through iPad, iPhone, and the iPod Touch to registered ARTstor users. There is no app to download, you access ARTstor Mobile through Safari.

    ARTstor Mobile provides read-only features such as searching, browsing, zooming, and viewing saved image groups. Also try the new Flashcard View, which allows you to test your knowledge by viewing the image without textual information, and then flipping the image to reveal the image record.

  • Here is a list of new books and DVDs with their call numbers. Click on each title to see if it's available.

    If an item is checked out you can request a copy and you will be receive an email when it is available for pickup.

    View previous new item lists

    Artists' Books

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  • Here is a list of new books and DVDs 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

  • ARTstor has added three new collections: images of Renzo Piano's architecture, images from the Barnes Foundation (including Matisse), and images based on the Biblical story of Judith and Holofernes.

  • 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.

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

    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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