Category Archives: General

Congratulations UC Graduates!

The Library would like to congratulate all UC graduates graduating this week.  We hope you all take pride in your accomplishment and enjoy this celebration of your hard work.

Graduation, Bishop Julius Hostel, 1953. Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students records (MB444, Ref15948). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Image Credit: Graduation, Bishop Julius Hostel, 1953. Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students records (MB444, Ref15948). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Library search and borrowing services restricted on the morning of Tuesday 11th April

Update: The Self Loan machines are running. The Catalogue will work for alphabetical searching but keyword searches will not be accurate until around 11 am as they are being rebuilt.

Next Tuesday, 11th April, some library systems are being upgraded and this will disrupt services in all branches.

The library catalogue will be unavailable from 4:00 am until around 10:00 am although the ‘MultiSearch” search on our home page will still function.

There will also be no lending when the Library opens, although all going well, the SelfCheck machines should be operational by around 8:30 am.

Library staff will not have full access to the system until around 9:00 am.

Image of the week: 13th – 19th March

Autumn

Noticing the leaves change colour to fiery red, orange and bronze as we slip into autumn?

Thousands of new images from the Macmillan Brown photograph archive have been put online recently and are accessible via the Kā Kohika image search portal.

Featured here is such an image by photographer Noel Habgood.

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Image Credit: Habgood, N., n.d., Plate 336 – autumn trees, Noel Habgood photographs (MB237, Ref 146693). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand

Book Giveaway 12.15 pm Friday 03 March

Library Book Giveaway

Withdrawn Library books will be available for you to take home.
Friday 3 March, Level 3 Central Library 12.15 -2.30 pm

Please bring your own bags.

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

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Level 4, Central Library

Level 4 of the Central library is now available without restriction.

From 11 January 2017 further moving of the collection will be carried out so there will be some disruption to you if you wish to work on this level.

The call range for Level 4 is now PA 6475 – Z.

However, English Literature PR2358.L6830 – PS 490.H531 books have been temporarily moved to Level 7.  They will eventually be moved back to Level 4.  Please check the library catalogue for the current location of books.

Congratulations UC Graduates

The Library would like to congratulate all UC graduates graduating this week.  We hope you all take pride in your accomplishment and enjoy this celebration of your hard work.

Graduation, Bishop Julius Hostel, 1953. Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students records (MB444, Ref15948). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Image Credit: Graduation, Bishop Julius Hostel, 1953. Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students records (MB444, Ref15948). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Libraries closing at 12:30 pm this Friday (9 December)

All libraries will close early at 12:30 pm this Friday, 9th December for a Christmas function.

Libraries closing

If you need to return items after 12:30pm on the 9th of December, please use the Library after hours returns drop boxes located outside each library.
ITS Help/Service desks at Central and Education libraries will also be unavailable from 12:30 pm on Friday. If you need IT help, call 6060.

We will re-open again for our usual hours from Saturday afternoon. (see our hours page for more details)

Thank you for your understanding.

Restricted Areas on Level 4

For the safety of library users and staff, some areas of Level 4 of the Central Library will be restricted from Wednesday 7 Dec.  Contractors are dismantling shelving therefore there will be noise and hazards in this area.  The call range of N-NZ is currently being moved from level 4 to Level 6.  Please check the catalogue before visiting the library for the current location of books.  Please ask a Library Staff member if you urgently require a title from a restricted section of Level 4.  They will attempt to retrieve the item if it is safe to do so.  Otherwise you will be asked to place a hold.

When you are in the library please follow the health and safety signage relating to restricted access.

Joan Simpson, Resource Discovery Manager

Improvement to requesting services for distance borrowers

Distance borrowers can now choose to pick-up requested items from an on-campus library as an alternative to the postal delivery option.

When requesting an item from the library catalogue, simply choose your preferred pick-up location and you’ll be notified by email when your item is available to be collected. If you would like the item posted to you, select the Postal Service option.

We’re hoping that this change will provide a more flexible service to our distance borrowers.

Library 101 Online Classes

Our Library 101 programme is designed to provide new undergraduate students with the information and digital skills needed to be successful at university.  The Library will be offering a short 15 minute online workshop that covers how to place and remove a hold on a book.

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Upcoming workshops –

Placing a hold on a book
Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 10:20am

Placing a hold on a book
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 2:20pm

See the Library website for more information and to register


Multisearch and Journal A-Z list disruptions on Sunday 30th October

On the morning of Sunday 30th October the providers of these services will be doing some maintenance.

The Multisearch service will remain available, but some results may fail to connect to the full text. This shouldn’t happen much, and not for main-stream journals.

In addition the A-Z journals list will not be working.

The interruptions will occur between 5 am and noon on Sunday.

Inviting In : Exploring 30 years of Homosexual Law Reform

Using archival sources held in the Macmillan Brown Library, the exhibition will explore the lead-up to the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill and the impact it had on the LGBTQ=+ community in Christchurch.  The exhibition has been curated by two College of Arts interns, Luke Shepard and Hannah Milne, with the assistance of UC Library Archivist, Erin Kimber.

The exhibition was accompanied by a series of talks in the Gallery during the week of  17-21 October.

The exhibition ends on the 11th November.

Visit UC events for further details

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