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Get your geek on


Wouldn’t it be great if Orientation didn’t have to end? If amidst the assignments and course readings you could take a break to cuddle a puppy, play some video games or race around campus to avoid being infected… wait, what?!

The mid-semester blues are real, but don’t worry guys because the library gets it. We get it so much in fact that March 20th – 24th we are bringing you not one, but FIVE amazing events as we present to you the very first Week of the Geek!


Check out the geek-tacular week we have planned;

Monday: Puppy Love – Release the Hounds

miloMissing your dogs from home? University life starting to stress you out? We have a puppy for that!

Lovable dogs will be touring all the libraries, so there are plenty of cuddles to go around.

Where: Education, 12pm-12:20pm , Central 12:40-1pm,  Grass behind Macmillan Brown 1:15pm-1:35pm, EPS 1:45-2:10pm.

Tuesday: Finders Keepers – Around the Campus in 80 Minutes

Explore the back roads and bright lights of Ilam campus with our campus-wide international treasure hunt. Grab a group, or make some new friends by signing up by yourself here. Prizes for the fastest and best dressed team!

Where: Meet on Central Library steps at 1pm

Wednesday: OMGFandom! All the feels

We have the movies, we have the snacks, and all we need are people to come along and geek-out with us! Along with the UC Film club and Anime Soc, the library will be showing Star Trek (J.J. Abrams, 2009) and The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, 2013). Whatever you geek out over come along to meet people who share your fandom.

Where: Level 2 of Central Library

Thursday: Games Unite – Cards and Controllers

Whether you’re a video game person or like to chill out with a board game we have it all. library staff, UC Gaming Guild and SAGA will be on hand to show you the ropes, so come along to play a favourite or try something new!

Where: Level 2 of Central Library

Friday: Brain Food: Dine or Dash

Come and join us for a race across campus Brain-food-fleeinglike no other, as you fight for survival. Sign up here!

Where: Meet on Central Library steps at 1pm

Whatever you geek, the library has you covered!


Use the Library without leaving your house

New to UC? No idea where to start with your study?

insidersDon’t worry – you’re definitely not the only one and the library is here to help.

Sign up for some of our short and sweet online courses – just 15 minutes to learn how to library!

You can learn how to find your textbooks, find articles for your assignments, how to reference and more

Classes are running throughout March with limited spaces, so make sure you book your spot here before they fill up!

insiders2You’ll have it sorted in no time so you can focus on the important stuff, like relaxing on C-Block Lawn in the sun with friends and hot chips.

For more information, contact our Subject Librarian Kathryn Andrews on


The Famous UC Book Giveaway

Book Giveaway

The start of the new semester means shelling out your hard-earned summer dollars for new textbooks. While this is great for your assignments, this doesn’t leave you much money to buy books you want to read, that’s when our book giveaway comes in!

The book giveaway is your chance to take home as many withdrawn library books as you can carry. All we ask if that you bring your own bag.

This year there are a mixture of subjects covered:

  • French Literature (PQ)
  • 19th C English Literature
  • History of Asia (DS)
  • History of Africa (DT)
  • History of Oceanian (DU)
  • Visual Arts (N)
  • Law
  • Forestry
  • Biological Sciences
  • and other miscellaneous items.

These books will be available Friday 3 March on Level 3 Central Library 12.15 -2.30 pm. The giveaway works on a first in first dibs basis so make sure you get there early before all the gems are taken.

Make sure you bring your own bag to carry all the goodies (and help with those massive art books, such beautiful pictures but such heavy books).

Happy hunting!