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  • The Library will be closed this Thursday, November 11th, for Remembrance Day.

    Friday, November 12th, we'll be open 9am-5pm.

    More information about Library hours

  • Need a sound file of a dog sniffing, barking, howling?

    You can now access the sound effects on the local network from 3 computers in the Film, Video and Media area (Stations 1, 2, and 4), or from in Animation (Station 12 in 288B). Talk to the technicians in each area to find out how to search and access the files.

    You can still check out CDs of sound effects from the Library.

    Learn more about our sound effects collection

  • The Library has expanded our subscription to Oxford Art Online to an unlimited number of users. Oxford Art Online provides full-text access to Grove Art Online, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

    It is a fantastic starting point for writing a reseach paper, especially if you're starting last minute. Like all our electronic resources, you can access it from home using your email username and password.

    Access Oxford Art Online

  • Zotero is a great free, open source tool that can save you time managing your research citations. It can also save you time formatting your citations and bibliography when you're writing your paper.

    Download Zotero from the Zotero website

  • Here are some of the new magazine and journal subscriptions that we've added since the summer.

    Giant Robot started out in LA in 1994 as a zine of Asian and Asian American popular culture. Today the magazine is a full colour publication and the focus has shifted to include art, design, travel and Asian American issues.

    CMYK is a communication arts magazine dedicated to making the industry a more inspiring place for students, educators and practitioners. The magazine showcases art-design student work from over 30 of the world's leading schools. Published four times a year.

  • Here is a list of new books and DVDs with their call numbers. Click on each title to see if it's available. You can place a hold on items that are checked out and you will be receive an email when they are available for pickup.

    In the Library, our new books are displayed by the current issues of magazines and journals.

    View previous new item lists

  • Who are you? I'm Emma Somers. I work at the Library as a Library Assistant. I am also a CUPE 15 Shop Steward and the elected Staff Representative on the Board of Governors.

    What do you recommend from the Library's collection?
    Here are a few of the library items I am currently obsessing about:

  • Library database trial until October 13 extended until November 14

    Berg Fashion Library is the first online resource to provide access to interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion. It offers users cross-searchable access to an expanding range of essential resources in this discipline of growing importance and relevance including a specially-created taxonomy, an e-book collection, and extensive color image bank. It will be of use to anyone working in, researching, or studying fashion, anthropology, art history, history, museum studies, and cultural studies.

  • Our first public event went really well. About 40 people came to enjoy Garry Morse's delightfully weird and operatic performance.

    Here's a clip from one of his collection of five experimental novels. The Magic Sleep of Magicicada - from "Rogue Cells", Volume IV of The Chaos! Quincunx

    Listen to Garry read (~3 minutes long)

    View a photo slideshow of the evening

    Visit Garry Thomas Morse's website

  • The Library will be closed this Monday, October 11th, for Thanksgiving.

    More information about Library hours

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