Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Citation Linker Service Temporarily Unavailable

MHC Library Services has discontinued its subscription to the Find-It citation linker service.  This service was used to cross-reference a specific journal with the article databases where it was available. 

Citation linker functionality will be restored this summer when the library launches its new integrated library system: WorldShare Management Services (WMS).

In the meantime, please contact us if you need help finding a specific article or journal. 

Stay tuned for more information about WMS!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Virtual Tour of the Vera Bracken Library

MHC Library Services has created a virtual tour of the Vera Bracken Library using the online presentation application, Prezi.

The tour can be viewed below or via the library website.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring Hours of Operation

With the current semester now drawing to a close, spring hours of operation will take effect on Saturday, April 26:

Vera Bracken Library:
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Brooks Campus Library:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Good Friday Closure: April 18

The Vera Bracken and Brooks Campus libraries will be closed on Friday, April 18th for the Good Friday holiday. The Brooks Campus Library will also be closed on Saturday, April 19th and Sunday, April 20th.

For more information about our hours of operation, click here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Student Artwork on Display

Two student art exhibits are currently on display in the Vera Bracken Library.

The "Multiples" project, part of the ARFN 233 3D Fundamentals course, tasks students with building a sculpture that is covered with multiples of a particular small object in order to make a social or political statement.

The second project is part of the ARFA 407 3D Design 11 course. Here, the students are asked to go and talk to a downtown retail merchant and measure their store window. They then build a model in 1" = 1'-0" scale and create a new window display, storefront and signage for their chosen establishment.
More photos of the exhibited artwork are available here.

New Puzzle in the Southwest Lounge

A new puzzle is waiting to be assembled in the Southwest Lounge. The last one was completed in a record 5 days - can this one be done faster?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Extended Hours: April 4th - 20th

The Vera Bracken Library will be extending its hours of operation from Friday, April 4th to Sunday, April 20th. The extended hours will be on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

The hours for those days will be as follows:
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (+2 hours)
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (+2 hours)
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (+2 hours

The library will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Thursday as normal. For more information about the libraries' hours (including the Brooks Campus Library), click here.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Lori Galloway: April User of the Month

Lori Galloway
Student, Associate of Arts Diploma

It is an honor to be recognized as Library User of the Month. The Medicine Hat College Library is a great place to go to study, or just to unwind with a coffee and check out some of the latest magazines. I can’t say enough about how great the Library staff are; they are all very kind, patient, resourceful, and willing to help you! This makes it a welcoming place to be. As a mature student with a family, I find it a great place to study because it’s free from the distractions that may arise at home. I make use of the many resources available at the library such as the computer lab and the variety of study and reading areas. When I have free time, I like to go to the Library and pick out a movie for the weekend, or a good chick lit book. Over the years I've brought my daughter to the library with me now and then, and she has enjoyed the children’s section. She is 11 and when I told her about being Library User of the Month, she smiled and said “cool”. I think that it is pretty special she is also a library lover.