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Update – Library Hours over exam time

Studying in the Central Library over exam time?

Be aware of the extended opening hours. During the exam study period, from 19 October – 11 November the Central Library will be open from 8am – 11pm every day.

The library is also running competitions (starting Monday 15th October) with study survival packs to get your through, so make sure you check their Facebook page for more information> 

Need to study on Labour Day (October 22nd)?

Most UC libraries will be open, but some have different hours. Find out more> 

William Smith’s map to be displayed at the EPS Library

William Smith’s 1815 map, A delineation of the Strata of England and Wales is on display at the EPS Library until Monday 6 August.

Heralded as ‘The map that changed the world’ in Simon Winchester’s popular work by the same title, it is estimated that 350 were produced and experts suspect that 120-150 survive today, making this famous and important geological map very collectable and much sought after.

The UC incarnation is numbered ‘b4’ which is a travelling set in three parts, and was inspected and signed by Smith on the morning of Tuesday 23 January 1816. How the map reached New Zealand is currently unknown, but there could be a connection with the family of John Cuff who settled on Banks Peninsula, c1853. The map was presented to Canterbury College in 1919 by Robert Speight, lecturer in Geology, Palaeontology and Physical Geography at the time.

Come along and see it for yourself.

Get ahead: discover assignment resources

Find out all you need to know about getting started with the UC Library. Now, before your assignments start, is the perfect time to learn handy stuff like how to access your course textbooks in the Library. Work through the links to collect a badge for your online profile! Get started now>