Emily Carr University Library

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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?

  • 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!

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

  • Who are you? Jeff Werner, Industrial Design graduate 2009

    Where do you work? I'm a graphic and exhibit designer at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia.

  • Berg Fashion Library provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. It includes the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, an extensive e-book collection, a vast image bank including images from the Victoria & Albert Museum collection, extra reference resources and more.

    Berg has been shortlisted for the DEA's Education Entrepreneur of the Year 2010. The Berg Fashion Library was one of hundreds of products entered for consideration for this award, and Berg is proud to be one of the five finalists.

    In 2011, 2,000 images will be added from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute collection.

  • Emily Carr University now has a National Film Board of Canada Public Exhibition License.

    Hundreds of NFB films and all content on the NFB website are now available to the Emily Carr University community for free public exhibition in streaming mode in classrooms or anywhere on campus. Downloading or reproduction of material on the website is not included in this site license.

    Questions about our NFB Public Exhibition License? Contact Larissa Beringer or Danuta Zwierciadlowski


  • Curated by MinJoo Hur, SuJin Lim, Sohee Park, and Joyce Seo.
    December 6 to 13, 2010

    Re(ady)Made presents the work of artists who alter existing books to produce new publications. Considering that books are made up of form and content that interplay to generate ideas, it is difficult to draw a defining line that differentiates whether the artists made changes solely to either the form or the content. There are, however, many artists who have taken the extreme to either side.

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