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A BIG WELCOME back to all our returning students
I hope you’ve had a great summer.
We’ve been very busy here in the library updating the books and buying lots of new titles.
We’ve also moved things around a bit on the first floor of the LRC, but WE HAVEN’T taken away any computers. These have been re-located within the LRC.
NEW BOOKS, eBOOKS AND NEW JOURNALS
Some new e-books we’ve added:
NEW BOOKS INCLUDE:
We are now subscribing to the following journals:
Journal of Motor Learning and Development
Mental Health and Physical Activity
Sport in History
Sports Coaching from Jan 2016
Hope you have a great semester. Let the library team know if you need any help finding and using our resources.
And now, thanks to Hoopla and a few major comics publishers, they do. (Read this for information on why the Library may not have the eBook or digital comic you’re looking for.)
Hoopla now carries comics published by DC, IDW, and more. Image (my current favorite publisher) will hopefully be added to that mix in the near future.
There are a few quirks to watch out for as you browse. Some comics are collected into digital “trade paperbacks” (most of DC’s are like this) and some are available as single issues.
For some comics the series is broken up and you have to look in two different places to find it. (Example: Princeless issue one is here, and the other three are over here.) For others (like Adventure Time), only select issues are…
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Take a look at @AmalieJahn’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/AmalieJahn/status/600028188882956288?s=09
Some of my favourite library quotes . . .
“The sea is nothing but a library of all the tears in history.”
― Lemony Snicket
“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.”
― Sidney Sheldon
“When I tell people I went to library school, the most common reaction is either “You’re joking, right?” or “They have schools for librarians? Do they teach you how to properly sssh people?”
― Scott Douglas
“Few pleasures, for the true reader, rival the pleasure of browsing unhurriedly among books: old books, new books, library books, other people’s books, one’s own books – it does not matter whose or where. Simply to be among books, glancing at one here, reading a page from one over there, enjoying them all as objects to be touched, looked at, even smelt, is a deep satisfaction. And often, very often, while browsing haphazardly, looking for nothing in particular, you pick up a volume that suddenly excites you, and you know that this one of all the others you must read. Those are great moments – and the books we come across like that are often the most memorable.”
― Aidan Chambers
“His library was a fine dark place bricked with books, so anything could happen there and always did. All you had to do was pull a book from the shelf and open it and suddenly the darkness was not so dark anymore.”
― Ray Bradbury, Farewell Summer
“Your library is your paradise.”
― Desiderius Erasmus
“When I open them, most of the books have the smell of an earlier time leaking out between the pages – a special odor of the knowledge and emotions that for ages have been calmly resting between the covers. Breathing it in, I glance through a few pages before returning each book to its shelf.”
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
“I attempted briefly to consecrate myself in the public library, believing every crack in my soul could be chinked with a book.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
“What in the world would we do without our libraries?”
― Katharine Hepburn
“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.”
― John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life