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UC Student Blogger | Accessing Library Resources and Support

We’re spoiled for choice with the library selection on campus which include the Puaka-James Hight Central Library (open from 8am-11pm), the Macmillan Brown Library (open from 8:30am-9pm) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (open from 8am-9pm) .  All libraries have access to students with limited mobility.

Everyone is probably familiar with the Puaka-James Hight Central Library as it can feel like a home away from home at times – especially when you have to step your studying up a level or it’s exam season. But the other two libraries have so much to offer as well!

All three libraries have physical and digital collections which can be accessed through the online database. Each library has study rooms which are available to book if you need some space to catch up on that study you’ve been putting off (we’ve all been there).

There’s also a great mix of quiet areas and group workspaces as well as some super helpful computing, printing and scanning facilities which can help you with all your technological and printing needs! The amazing staff can assist you in completing assignments, referencing correctly and supporting research. Check out more info about all the services the libraries offer here.

The library services on campus can also be so beneficial for students when it comes to this time of year when all those assignments and up-coming exams start building up. For example, some of those benefits are:

  • Library hours are extended throughout exam times.
  • The Academic Skills Centre are located in Puaka-James Hight library which have workshops available for you to enhance your study.
  • Inter loans are also available for students to request books that are not currently held by the UC libraries.

Have you ever wondered what the little ACE Overview graph on your LEARN homepage does? ACE stands for Analytics for Course Engagement on LEARN and this tracker is a personal way for students to monitor their engagement on their courses. By clicking on your ACE dashboard, it gives you some handy stats on how much you’re engaging with each of your courses. If you personally feel that you are less engaged because of a variety of reasons (like not understanding how to access resources for an assignment or booking an interloan), this is something the library services can help students with!

Checking in for week four

Dean (AVCA) Julie Mackey and the UCSA Finance & Engagement Officer Jack Whittam check in with information about the library services that can help as you study at home.
Resources that may still be available found here: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/library/search-our-collections/
Contacts for support can be found here: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/library/support/covid-19/