Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Victoria Day Closure - 24 May 2010

The Vera Bracken and Brooks Campus Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 24th for the Victoria Day holiday. Both libraries will be open normal hours on the days preceding and following the 24th.

For more information about the libraries' hours of operation, click here.

Listen to The Kinks' "ode" to Queen Victoria, from their 1969 album Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire), called "Victoria":


For a live performance, click here. For lyrics, click here.

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Materials Lists Updated - April 2010

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the month of April 2010. The lists can be found at: http://www.mhc.ab.ca/library/New Materials/.

More than 230 new audiovisual and print resources were added this month.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Library Online Services Disruption - 5 May 2010

On Wednesday, May 5, 2010, Library Services will experience a scheduled disruption of some online services from approximately 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. This disruption is a result of an incremental and planned upgrade to our library system in conjunction with our partners at the University of Lethbridge.

Our patrons will experience the follow disruptions to our online services during this time:
  • Unable to use the library catalogue to search for book and audiovisual materials, and renew materials remotely.

  • Unable to remotely log-on to databases to locate journal, magazine, or newspaper articles.
No other services will be disrupted during this time, so you will still be able to check materials in/out of the libraries, access databases from on campus, receive assistance from our online information services (Ask A Question, Online Agents (IM service), and text messaging (403-866-5872)), etc.

We apologize for the inconvenience this might cause.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Library User of the Month - May 2010

Dr. Terry Cooper
Vice-President, Academic


“The Vera Bracken Library has always played an integral but active role in our campus educational processes. The physical design, the extensive print and media collections but most of all the knowledgeable and accommodating staff have made the Vera Bracken Library the heart of the institution. Keith and his staff continue to be at the forefront of meeting the changing expectations of its users. My wife Carol and I have used it extensively over the years particularly to help plan our many cultural trips abroad – the resources and information services provided by the library are incredible. What is probably less known by many users is that it has an extensive CD collection which I have often used to help populate my iPod and laptop. Thanks to the Vera Bracken Library, I now have a variety of music to suit my many moods while working or traveling.”