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HIL Cafe Hours Extended During Exam Period


Need more COFFEE???

The Commons Café in the HIL will be open for extended hours during the exam period:

Wednesday, Dec 7th (7:30am-10pm)

Thursday, Dec 8th (7:30 am-10pm)

Friday, Dec 9th (7:30am-9pm)

Saturday, Dec 10th (10am-9pm)

Sunday, Dec 11th (10am-10pm)

Monday, Dec 12th (7:30am-10pm)

Tuesday, Dec 13th (7:30am-10pm)

Wednesday, Dec 14th (7:30am-10pm)

Thursday, Dec 15th (7:30am-10pm)

Friday, Dec 16th (7:30am-9pm)

Saturday, Dec 17th (10am-6:30pm)

Remember that it’s QUIET STUDY TIME at UNB Libraries!

Extra Hours, Extra Quiet, Extra Writing Help At The HIL

Need to research, write, or study this weekend? The HIL might be just the place for you.

Extra Hours:

Friday, December 2nd: 7:30am – Midnight
Saturday, December 3rd: 7:30am – Midnight
Sunday, December 4th: 10am – Midnight

Extra Quiet:

Shhhhhh…it’s QUIET STUDY TIME everywhere in the library!

Extra Writing Help:

UNBF’s Writing Centre will be offering additional drop-in hours at the HIL (Room 116):
Saturday, December 3rd (6-10pm)
Sunday, December 4th (6-10pm)

HIL Roaming Reference

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Need help?

Ask Us for assistance!

We are looking to help you on the 4th floor of the HIL from 11am until 3pm, Monday to Thursday.

We would be happy to help you find books, access articles electronically, search the best databases for your topic, submit a request for document delivery, renew your materials online, and so much more!

You can also Ask Us for help by email, by Instant Message, or by Text (506.800.9044).
For additional help with using UNB Libraries’ resources, consult our online Research Help pages or contact the help desk of any library at UNB.

UNBF Libraries Survey

How well do you know your library? You can help University of New Brunswick Libraries improve our communications strategy!

Our Libraries are committed to supporting students, faculty, and staff in their learning, research and teaching. To ensure that the university community is well informed of our resources, services, and events, we are undertaking a full communications evaluation.

We want to continue to build on our strengths. We are always looking for ways to improve and develop. During this process an external firm, MediaStyle, will assess all aspects of our communications. This process will result in strategic information that will allow us to improve our communications.

As a user of the UNB Libraries, we are soliciting your valuable opinion. We hope that you will take the time to provide us with feedback. This information will feed into a series of recommendations for how we can improve our communications even further.

Please follow this link to our survey: //

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions; you can contact our Librarian Intern at We are hoping to wrap up the survey process by December 15, 2014.

Thank you for helping us to improve library services to our UNB and STU communities on the Fredericton Campus.


Lesley Balcom

Interim Director of Libraries

University of New Brunswick (Fredericton)

RA Library Sessions

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Are you a Research Assistant who could benefit from some not-so-obvious research tips?

Come to learn about various strategies that you could use in your work as a Research Assistant.

What could you do when you cannot find an item? What services are currently available to support your research? How could RefWorks help you organize and share your results?

You are welcome to bring your own questions.

Registration is NOT required for this 30-minute drop-in session.


HIL Seminar Room (HIL 417)

Session Times:

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 (10:30am) or
Thursday, 8 May 2014 (3pm) or
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 (6pm)

Grad Student Session

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Services for Graduate Students

Drop in to learn about the many ways in which UNB Libraries can support your graduate research & writing!

Free, 30-minute session!

Harriet Irving Library Seminar Room (417)

  • Wednesday, February 26 (3pm)
  • Thursday, February 27 (6pm)
  • Tuesday, March 4 (10:30am)

Ask Us logo for more info at the HIL Research Help Desk.

Intro To RefWorks

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What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic database manager that allows you to keep track of your research and generate properly formatted citations and bibliographies.

Getting Started

Find out more by consulting UNB Libraries’ Guide to RefWorks!


Register now for an introductory session to RefWorks:

Electrical Upgrade / Power Outage

University of New Brunswick’s ITS department is currently undergoing electrical upgrades. As a result, UNB Libraries parodying services for off-campus access to eResources is unavailable. Service should resume at approximately 4 p.m. today, June 23rd.

UNB Notification:

“We are currently conducting a planned power outage at UNB Fredericton to complete electrical upgrades. As a result, the UNB website and most IT services will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ADT). Availability of IT services may differ depending on the campus location.

Regular IT services should resume as normal at 4 p.m. (ADT) June 23, 2012.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we improve our systems.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this interruption, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 453-5199”

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Good Luck On Your Exams!

Good Luck on Your Exams!UNB Libraries’ staff wish you the very best of luck on your exams and every success to all students who will be graduating.

Just a reminder that computers and quiet study spaces are in high demand at the moment. As such, we ask that you please respect everyone’s academic needs.

If you are studying in the Harriet Irving Library, keep in mind that the Milham Room (Room 100) and the study carrels on the 4th floor are the quietest areas and most conducive to study. Also, Room 310 is now open as a comfortable new study area.

Need assistance finding a quiet space? Check with the research desks in any of our libraries.

Good luck everyone!

Roaming Reference

Would you like some help with that?

Watch for staff from the Research Help Desk roaming the HIL on a regular basis to help you wherever you happen to be working in the library.

Whether you need help figuring out a location code and call number, finding a book on a shelf, accessing an electronic article, opening an e-book, submitting a document delivery request, renewing your materials online, or answering any other question about UNB Libraries’ resources and services, look for the friendly staff member carrying an iPad that bears the “Ask Us” logo on it.

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At UNB Libraries, help is always available and sometimes might come walking by your desk at just the right moment!

For more help, visit or call the HIL Research Help Desk (453-3546), email, or Ask Us.