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Library Services: March 20th until Further Notice

In accordance with Ministry of Education directives, the AUS Library Building will be closed from March 20th until further notice.

While existing retrieval services, holds and recalls will be suspended during this closure, 24/7 access to all ebooks, and electronic resources will remain available via WorldCat and the library databases.  We will also continue to provide virtual Library Help Desk and research support.

Support for Research and Study:

  • Librarians are here to help! Contact our library Help Desk Service via [email protected]
  • Schedule a virtual consultation with a librarian to focus on your research needs.
  • For help with your library account and questions surrounding current loans contact [email protected]
  • Do you have an AUS-owned book due back between now and when the library reopens?  Don’t worry, automatic renewals are already in place.  This means you do not need to return your books during the library closure or worry about fines.
  • If you live on campus, please hold on to your books until the library reopens. We request that you do not use the book-drops on campus during library building closure.
  • Interlibrary loans requests can still be submitted. Article and Chapter Copy requests will be processed, but requests for print books will be held until after work-from-home ends.  For questions contact [email protected]
  • Streaming of library owned DVDs will not be possible until after 5 April.  Even after that date, please expect delays. If you have a personal copy of a DVD to be streamed, contact [email protected] If you would like to reactivate a previously streamed DVD, please fill out the form as usual.

Fun eBooks to take your mind away

Here are a few titles that will take your mind off your studies and research — and everything else happening in the world.

Please find a list of eBooks in the following genres and topics.

Fiction eBooks

Full list of novels

List of novels published within the last 25 years

List of love stories

List of graphic novels as eBooks

List of short stories

Other Lists of Fiction

National Emergency Library

Non-fiction topics (eBooks)

Motivational & inspirational titles

University students and happiness

If you need help finding suitable eBooks, please email [email protected]

 

Free resources available during COVID-19

Publishers, vendors and online resources are providing temporary free access to many electronic resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These resources include access to eBook collections, journal collections, online teaching resources and academic health resources.

Please find a developing list of the open resources here.

AUS Library has placed some of these temporarily free resources in our collection, which you can search in WorldCat.

Taylor and Francis eBooks

Tens of thousands of eBook titles in a variety of subjects. These titles are completely DRM free, allowing users to download PDFs. This collection will be open for the “next two months,” ending approximately May 31, 2020.

E-Marefa Database

Specialized databases containing full-text academic journals, eBooks, and conference proceedings about the Arab World. Ending on May 24, 2020.

University of Michigan Press eBooks

A collection of more than 1,000 eBooks covering subjects like Comparative Politics, International Relations, Theatre, and Literary Studies. These titles can be read online. Temporary access will end May 31, 2020.

Annual Reviews Journals

More than 65 journals in Biomedical/Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Economics. These will be open until April 31, 2020.

University of California Press Journals

More than 30 journals covering topics like architecture, arts/visual culture, biology, communication studies, research methods, and sociology. This collection will be open until June 30, 2020.

World Scientific Journals

More than 145 journals covering subjects like Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. Access will be provided until June 30, 2020.

A full list of available resources can be found at this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ws7uljh7PZIX0rrQy3ZV44U2YqZA6YTAsZNWoqGMd-M/edit?usp=sharing

Library Services: March 20th – April 2nd

In accordance with Ministry of Education directives, the AUS Library Building will be closed from March 20th until April 2nd.

While existing retrieval services, holds and recalls will be suspended during this closure, 24/7 access to all ebooks, and electronic resources will remain available via WorldCat and the library databases.  We will also continue to provide virtual Library Help Desk and research support.

Support for Research and Study:

  • Librarians are here to help! Contact our library Help Desk Service via [email protected]
  • Schedule a virtual consultation with a librarian to focus on your research needs.
  • For help with your library account and questions surrounding current loans contact [email protected]
  • Do you have an AUS-owned book due back between now and April 2nd? Don’t worry, automatic renewals are already in place.  This means you do not need to return your books during the library closure or worry about fines.
  • If you live on campus, please hold on to your books until the library reopens. We request that you do not use the book-drops on campus during library building closure.
  • Interlibrary loans requests can still be submitted. Article and Chapter Copy requests will be processed, but requests for print books will be held until after April 2nd.  For questions contact [email protected]
  • Streaming of library owned DVDs will not be possible during library closure. If you have a personal copy of a DVD to be streamed, contact [email protected] If you would like to reactivate a previously streamed DVD, please fill out the form as usual.

 

Resources on the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources – this guide provides links to current information and advice from reliable sources.

Resources on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Library Tour iPad Mini winner announced!

Congratulations to Psychology major, Fleur Spaans!

She is the lucky winner of a new iPad mini from the new student library tour prize drawing.

University Librarian Kara Jones (left) and Associate University Librarian Alanna Ross (right) presenting Fleur Spaans (middle) with her prize.

WorldCat & EZProxy downtime – Feb. 3

Due to maintenance, access to library resources may be unavailable between 7 am to 8 am on Monday, February 3. This includes ebooks, online journals and articles, and databases. Both off-campus and on-campus users may be affected.

The library’s catalog may also be inaccessible.

During this time, you may be unable to:

  • Access search results on WorldCat
  • Access your library account details
  • Link to electronic resources

The library will be open from 7:30 am – 11 pm that day. If you need any help, you can visit the Library Help Desk or email [email protected]

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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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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.

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