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Changes at UNB Libraries, Summer 2019

Several areas of UNB Libraries are undergoing changes this Summer. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience as we work to transform our space.

HARRIET IRVING LIBRARY


The 3rd floor of the HIL will be closed due to construction, starting in May 2019. Collections previously housed on this floor have been relocated:

UNB Archives & Special Collections is closed for re-organization and construction as it increases its storage capacity, allowing for the growth of historical research collections. All reference services are suspended from 1 May to 31 August, 2019. This includes use of the Archives reading room, access to archival holdings, and digital reproduction requests.  Contact: archives@unb.ca, or call 506-453-4748.

SCIENCE & FORESTRY LIBRARY

The Science & Forestry Library in the IUC Complex will operate under limited access to library users this summer between Sunday, April 28th – Monday, September 2rd. Books and other items may be requested for pick-up, but the Library will not be open for general use (i.e. study space, use of computer terminals, etc.) during Summer 2019. We are taking actions to ensure continuity of service to the Science & Forestry Library community.

Access to the Collection:

    • Books, journals and other materials can be requested for pick-up during this period. Requested items, including document delivery, may be picked up at the Harriet Irving Library: Use the  “request item” button within the UNB WorldCat catalogue, Email CIRCHI@unb.ca, or call 506-453-4756.
    • Should you wish to browse materials, please request access to the library by email or phone (see above for contact information) and you will be able to access the shelves and retrieve your items.

Reference Service:

    • For students, staff or faculty who require reference assistance, please use our Ask Us service. Library staff are available by instant message, text, email, phone or in person.

Physical Space:

    • The library will not be available for use during this period, but space is available at the Engineering & Computer Science Library and the Harriet Irving Library (including an air-conditioned first floor).
    • Complete UNB libraries hours

17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers

UNB Libraries is delighted we now have access to the 17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers!

The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of ‘news’ and ‘newspapers’ and the “free press”, totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. These treasures can now be searched, browsed and discovered again within Gale Digital Collections.

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Deborah Joy Corey – Reading, Signing and Reception for Settling Twice

University of New Brunswick (UNB) Archives & Special Collections is honoured to be the repository for Deborah Joy Corey’s archival collection, which currently consists of material from her award-winning first novel, Losing Eddie, and will expand, as Corey has agreed to contribute all of her archival papers to UNB!

To celebrate this fantastic acquisition, UNB Libraries will host a reception and reading, which will feature Corey’s latest memoir about growing up in rural New Brunswick, Settling Twice.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 5 at the Harriet Irving Library, Milham Room (#100), UNB Campus, 5 MacAulay Lane, Fredericton, NB from 5-7 p.m. All are invited to attend. Corey will sign books during the event.

NEW Women in Engineering Collection

WIE bookshelf and WIE logo

A new collection of books dedicated to women in the engineering profession has been established in the Engineering & CS Library.

Founded with donations from the Women in Engineering (WiE) Society at the University of New Brunswick, this collection aims to promote leadership, creativity, and professional development.

The collection has its own location code (ENG-WIE) and will be maintained in a prominent spot in the library to facilitate browsing.


wiesocietyphoto

The Women in Engineering Society at UNB was created in 2015
to promote the role of women within the faculty and the profession.


For more information about the WiE Collection, please contact Saran Croos, Engineering Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-458-7959).

February is Black History Month

UNB Libraries offers a variety of resources that support research into black history, such as the following databases:

Find more resources:

Also check out the blog posts on Atlantic Loyalist Connections:

  • “The Importance of the Book of Negroes”
  • “Black Refugees of the War of 1812”

If you are in the Harriet Irving Library, take a look at the Black History Month book display in the Learning Commons in front of the Research Help Desk.