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Meet our two new Associate University Librarians

The University Library is delighted to welcome Kate Sinclair to the position of Associate University Librarian, Library Experience, and Kylie Percival to the position of Associate University Librarian, Academic Engagement. Both Kate and Kylie bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their new roles, and will form a dynamic leadership team under Teresa Chitty, the University Librarian.

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Distraction In/Action starting today

Fireplace on TV in DIA area

Distraction in/action, our Swot Vac/exams period program, is commencing today!

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Music Library relocation

Floor plan on L1 South

From the beginning of next semester, the Elder Music Library will be housed within the walls of the Barr Smith Library.

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Kanopy – a free streaming service

red kanopy logo

The library has recently gained further access to Kanopy, a free streaming service with up to 7,500 titles. Specialising in indie films and documentaries, there’s something for everyone, including required viewing for courses.

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Library opening hours & swipe access

Student with books

The Barr Smith library has recently introduced a change to our building access in the evenings which will align with Hub Central after-hours access and will also help improve security on campus.

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Microform relocation


Due to ongoing building works and refurbishment, the majority of the University Library’s collection of microfiche and microfilm are now held at the Law Library.

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ORCiD pop-up help

ORCiD promo

Are you a researcher or research student? Then you need an ORCiD to distinguish yourself from other researchers!

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Email usage at the UofA - a brief early history

Text prepared by Susan Coppin, Collection Archivist, University Archives and Recordkeeping (UniARK)

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Sneak preview - level 1 South

level 1 doorway

We were given a sneak-peak earlier this week when we got the chance to visit Level 1 South of the Barr Smith Library.

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Level 1 wedge closure

Lego builder

As part of the Level 1 south refurbishment currently taking place in the Barr Smith Library, the study wedge on Level 1 will also be closed to access from today.

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