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Introducing auto-renewals. Keep the books you need for longer!

We’re all about making life easier.

Beginning January 26th the AUS Library will automatically renew 28 day loan items on your account for you! You’ll now no longer need to remember to manually renew books, media, CDs or periodicals before they come due, or worry about fines.

Items are loaned for 28 days (yes that now includes DVDs, music and periodicals) and will be automatically renewed provided that:

  • No other patron has requested the item
  • Your patron account is not due to expire within the next 28 days

Read more about these exciting changes on our library website: Loan Policies

New Students! Take a tour for a chance to win an iPad mini!

Tours run:
Monday, January 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., every hour on the hour

An AUS Poster with an image of an iPad Mini which reads: New students: get to know the AUS Library! Take a library tour for a chance to win an iPad Mini. Below, it reads: Tour Schedule - Monday, January 20: 10 am to 1 pm. Tuesday, January 21 to Thursday, January 24, 10 am to 4 pm, every hour on the hour></p>
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Ground Floor Display – Creative Genius

Tap into your creative genius with our book display, located on the Ground Floor next to the library elevators.

WorldCat Downtime – January 12

Due to maintenance, the library’s catalog may be intermittently inaccessible from 12pm to 5:30pm Sunday, January 12. During this time, you may be unable to follow links from WorldCat to online resources.

If you need help, you can visit the Library Help Desk or contact us at [email protected] The library is open until 5pm on Sunday.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

EZProxy Downtime – December 15

Due to maintenance, off-campus access to library resources may be unavailable from 4 am to 7:30 am on Sunday, December 15. This includes ebooks, online journals and articles, and databases.

On-campus access should be unaffected.

The library will be open from 6 am – 2 am on December 15. If you need any help, you can visit the Circulation Desk or email [email protected]

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

De-Stress for Exam Success

Give your mind a break and de-stress at the library!

Relax with some stress-reducing activities during the final exams from December 10-19 on the First Floor of the library. Play board games, complete jigsaw puzzles, and unwind with some coloring.

You can also join us for a relaxation session in the Research Help Center (Library First Floor). Seating is limited so be sure to arrive early.

Meditation sessions will be:

  • Wednesday, December 11, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 17, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

The Academic Support Center and the AUS Library wish you good luck with your finals!

Relax with some stress-reducing activities during final exams, December 10-19, library first floor.
Unwide with a relaxation session in the Research Help Center (Library First Floor)

Honoring AUS Library’s Student Assistants – Fall 2019

Each semester the library recognizes graduating student assistants who have worked with us for 4 or more semesters in providing support to you our users. Our student assistants are very important to us. With their assistance, Help Desk and Information Commons support from opening to closing—seven days a week is possible. As is our tradition, graduating students each select a book that now contains their name inscribed on a book-plate. Though only a small token, book-plates are a lasting reminder of the contribution each student has made to the AUS Library.

From Left – Alanna Ross (Associate University Librarian for Public Services), Student Assistants: Youssief Emad Radwan, Mohamad Nouh Sharif Rahmani and Kara Jones (University Librarian).

This semester we have two graduating student assistant who have worked tirelessly for us. We asked each to reflect upon her experience and to consider the single most important thing they have learned working in the Library. Here is what they said.

Mohamad Nouh Sharif Rahmani (College of Engineering – Civil Engineering)

  • Number of semesters working in the library: 5
  • Book Selection: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Call Number: PZ7.C6837 Hun 2008

“I have learned a lot working as a student assistant in the library. The most important thing for me was being able to put a smile on my face while I am assisting students even when I am going through a bad day. Another one was learning how to be more comfortable working with a range of new people from across all schools and disciplines.”

Youssief Emad Radwan (College of Engineering – Chemical Engineering)

  • Number of semesters working in the library: 4
  • Book Selection: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • Call Number: PICOULT MY

“Working in the library alongside my friends made me fall in love with helping people all around. From books to printers, working in this place became a passion more than a job.”

We thank all our graduating student assistants for their service and wish them all every success in their future graduate and working careers. If you would like to work in the library, we review applications at the beginning of the Fall Semester. You can read more about becoming a student assistant from our Student Employment page.

WorldCat Downtime – November 23

Due to maintenance, the library’s catalog may be intermittently inaccessible from 2 am to 4 pm Saturday, November 23. During this time, you may be unable to:

  • View the status, location or call number of physical items on WorldCat
  • Access electronic resources through WorldCat

The Library will be open on Saturday from 9am – 12 am and Sunday from 7:30am – 12 am. If you need any help, you can contact us during those open hours by visiting the circulation desk, phoning (06) 515-2256, or emailing [email protected]

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Student Painting Exhibition – Library 1st floor

An exhibition of student paintings is taking place on the 1st floor of the Library from November 13 – December 4.

The exhibition features student work from ART 241 – Introduction to Painting taught by Philip Sheil, Senior Lecturer, Department of Art and Design.

New Interlibrary Loan system has launched

The system the Library uses to process Interlibrary Loan requests has changed as of Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

How to Request Materials with the new system:

  • Submit a request by logging into the ILL User Portal with your AUS credentials.
  • Click on the blue Create Request button.
  • You may also send requests by email to [email protected]  

The Library will shut down illiad.aus.edu on December 31, 2019. After this date, Interlibrary loan users will no longer be able to access the article PDFs on their Illiad account page. To ensure access, users should begin downloading their PDFs.

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