‘Excessive Download’ messages fixed!

January 10, 2017 – 1:41 pm

On the 9th of January, a number of users reported receiving an ‘Excessive Download’ message when attempting to access library databases. We have since made changes to our database access settings and the issue should now be resolved.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you require further assistance please contact us.

Merry Christmas: Loans extended until 3 January 2017

December 22, 2016 – 12:06 pm

ACU campus libraries will close for the Christmas break (on Thursday 22 December in NSW & Friday 23 December in Vic, QLD and ACT) and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Loans that are due over the Christmas break will have the due date automatically extended to 11:59pm on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

You can extend your loan further by renewing online via My Library.

Have a great break and see you in 2017!



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Merry Christmas from ACU Library

December 20, 2016 – 8:30 am

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and safe Christmas break! 

See the Opening Hours calendar for up to date information on campus opening hours.

Please note that ACU campus libraries will close for the Christmas break on Friday 23 December 2016 (NSW libraries close Thursday 22 December) and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Don’t forget …

Avoid fines! Renew your books on loan through MyLibrary.

You can always contact us by email, phone, in person or via FaceBook & Twitter.

We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

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New Resource: Patrologia Orientalis

December 19, 2016 – 12:03 pm


The Library has acquired a new resource for the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.

The corpus of patristic texts from the Christian East published in the Patrologia Orientalis series are now available online through the Patrologia Orientalis Database.

The full contents of the series, which began in 1903, contains content relevant to hagiography, canon law, theology, liturgy, and history. Primary texts in original languages of Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Slavonic, and Syriac are represented with side-by-side translations in English, French, Greek, and Latin.

The full-text translations are searchable in the language into which the text was translated in the Patrologia Orientalis and the reader can check the translation with the original text visible alongside as a non-searchable PDF file.

The interface allows for browsing of works as well as searching, and specific passages retrieved via search may be downloaded in PDF format.

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On Trial: English Historical Documents Online

December 13, 2016 – 11:29 am

Requested by the Faculty of Education and Arts the Library has a new resource on trial.

English Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914.


  • Online version of the standard series of primary source documents in British history, conceived in wartime and with volumes published since 1953
  • Over 5,500 documents from 13 volumes including American Colonial Documents (previously out of print)
  • Documents selected by generations of eminent historians, and their comment provides context for each document
  • Sources include government and cabinet proceedings, military dispatches, newspaper articles, pamphlets, personal and official letters and diaries
  • Covers political and constitutional topics and social, economic, religious and cultural history

This trial ends 11 January 2017.

Please have a look and let us know what you think by completing our feedback form.


Roy 10 E IV f.157 Two bears attacking a unicorn, from the Smithfield Decretals, c.1340

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New Resource: World Advertising Research Center (WARC)

December 12, 2016 – 8:29 am

World Advertising Research Center (WARC) is a database that provides access to advertising and marketing information from various sources.

The searchable sources include:

  • organisations of various countries
  • monographs
  • conference papers
  • abstracts (including ‘Market research abstracts’) and
  • the full-text of various journals including:
    • International journal of market research,
    • Journal of advertising research,
    • International journal of advertising,
    • Admap,
    • Journal of advertising history and
    • Market leader.

See the User Guide for university users.


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Brisbane after-hours facility closed this weekend (10-11 Dec)

December 9, 2016 – 10:34 am

Due to building works affecting the air conditioning and water supply, the Brisbane Library After Hours Facility will be closed this weekend (Saturday 10 December and Sunday 11 December).

The Brisbane Library After Hours Facility will reopen on Monday 12 December at 6am.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Check Brisbane Library opening hours here.

EZproxy upgrade : Wednesday 7 December 2016

December 5, 2016 – 2:12 pm
A computer upgrade is scheduled for the morning Wednesday 7 December.  There will be minimal disruption to your access to the service which includes access to Library databases and resources.
You may be required to login more than once when accessing Library resources during the upgrade time.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Kanopy Films

December 5, 2016 – 11:02 am


Kanopy offers a unique collection of films, distributing everything from blockbusters to rare and obscure documentaries, indie, foreign films and must-see classics.

The good news is that ACU Library subscribes to Kanopy so you can login and select a film to watch.

Take a look and see if you can extend your viewing range by watching something outside of your normal comfort zone.

You may be surprised!

Kanopy subscribed to by ACU Libraries.


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Explore our new resources

December 5, 2016 – 10:30 am


ACU Library is regularly acquiring new resources for staff and students.  Now that the pressure is off with your studies perhaps it is a good time to have a look and see what new resources are available.

The databases are listed in the A-Z Database List and are annotated with the new icon:

New button from A-Z Datatbase list

Current new databases:

Have a look and see what you think.

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