And the winner of our 2018 Library Shelfie competition is…

You guys have spoken!

After a month of posting Library Shelfies on Insta and a week of fierce voting on the Library Blog, the polls have closed and our #LibraryShelfie winner has been determined! 

Congratulations @emilybalanzategui! You’ve joined an elite group of students who have won our Library Shelfie competition over the years. You’ve also scored yourself a hefty $300.

We were absolutely amazed with the calibre of entries this year! So amazed, in fact, that we decided we to add in two special mentions.

Congratulations @ollie_crofts and @i.live.with.lockie, we’ll be giving you $50 for your fantastically creative entries!

Thanks to everyone who entered, voted, or simply watched from afar. You are all winners in our humble opinion. You win… our most heartfelt thanks.

Stay tuned—over the next two weeks we’ll put up a gallery of our entries up on display within our library foyers.


Enter Griffith library’s Amazing Race this Open Day

Ready, set…

 

This Sunday 12 August is Open Day! To celebrate, Griffith library invites you to enter The Amazing Race!

In this Race, you won’t be scrambling to reach exotic locations around the globe or eating gross food while racing to beat other teams to a golden ticket in sweltering heat. Instead you’ll be in one of Griffith’s fabulous climate-controlled libraries learning everything we have to offer you for your future study success.

How it works:

  1. 1. Enter your library of choice (Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank) and grab yourself an Amazing Race race card.
  2. 2. Race around the library to the map points and answer each question/challenge you face.
  3. 3. Bring your completed race card to the friendly staff at the library front desk and claim your prize!
  4. 4. Feel smug and wonderful knowing you’re taken a huge step towards knowing more for your potential time at Griffith University.

The Amazing Race can be completed in pairs, teams or as a solo adventurer. We look forward to seeing you at the finish line!

 

Please see the full terms and conditions:

  • The Amazing Race competition is run by the Griffith University Library at Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses only.
  • Entry into this competition is considered acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • The event commences at 9:00 am AEST Sunday 12 August 2018 and closes at 2:00 pm AEST Sunday 12 August 2018.
  • The University will not be liable for any loss, expense, damage or injury sustained by any entrant in connection with this prize draw, the prize or redemption of the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case, that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).

Library opening hours for the Ekka public holidays

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Roll up. Roll up. The Ekka is in town!

And with that, we get a few days off! Starting next Monday, the round of Show holidays begins. These dates differ for Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast cities.

Library opening hours have changed for the Show holidays so be sure to check the library opening hours for your campus library.

Logan Show Holiday
Mon 13 August 2018
Brisbane Show Holiday
Wed 15 August 2018
Gold Coast Show Holiday
Fri 31 August 2018
Gold Coast 7 am – 12 am 7 am – 12 am 10 am – 5 pm
Logan 12 pm – 5 pm 8 am – 8 pm 8 am – 5 pm
Mt Gravatt 8 am – 9 pm 12 pm – 5 pm 8 am – 6 pm
Nathan 7 am – 12 am 10 am – 5 pm 7 am – 12 am
Queensland College of Art 8 am – 8 pm 9 am – 1 pm 8 am – 5 pm
QCGU 8 am – 8 pm 1 pm – 5 pm 8 am – 5 pm

Vote for your favourite Library Shelfie

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You’ve shown us your best Library Shelfies – now it’s time to help us select the winner of our $300 prize.

That’s right, the power is in your hands *evil laugh* to help us decide who gets the big bucks!

We’ve collated all of the entries in our Library Shelfie Instagram competition and displayed them in the gallery at the top of this page. We have to say, you lot are a creative bunch. We’ve loved seeing your awesome shelfies come rolling in.

So, how do you vote for your fave?

  1. 1. Scroll through the gallery above.
  2. 2. Choose your favourite.
  3. 3. Vote using the online poll at the bottom of this post.

We’ve re-grammed all Shelfie entries on our Instagram, @GriffithLibrary, too. So, in true Instagram style, you can also vote by liking your favourite Shelfie on our Instagram. We’ll collate these likes with the votes on our poll here to determine the winner!

Voting opens today, like right now, and closes on Friday 10 August at 5 pm. That means there’s only five days of voting, so get your skates on and vote now.

We’ll announce the winner of the 2018 Library Shelfie here on the blog and on our Griffith Library Instagram and Facebook in late August.


Have you entered our Library Shelfie competition yet?

Griffith University Library Shelfie Competition

What are you waiting for? All you need to do is snap a selfie in one of our campus libraries for your chance to win a sweet $300.

We’ve received some amazing entries since the comp opened earlier this month, so if you want to take out the $300 prize, you need to bring your game face.

Need some inspo before you get snapping? Search in Instagram on #libraryshelfie or check out the top entries from last year’s competition.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. 1. Follow @griffithlibrary on Instagram.
  2. 2. Take a selfie in any Griffith University Library.
  3. 3. Post it on Instagram and tag @griffithlibrary and #libraryshelfie #griffithlibrary.

Read the full terms and conditions and get snapping!


Did you know you can borrow a laptop from the library?

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Did you know you can borrow a laptop from the library? It’s completely free and so very easy to do.

If you are a Griffith University student, simply mosey on over to the Library Desk and request a laptop. You’ll need to show your student card (or some form of ID), but that’s about it.

And then you can have the laptop for three whole hours. You can use the laptop anywhere on campus; whether you want to head outside, go to class, or bunker down in the library, it’s up to you.

All laptops have the basic student software installed and are connected to the University’s wireless network.

Now, be aware we don’t have an endless supply of laptops. Get in early during the busy periods to avoid disappointment. It’s first come, first served!

Laptops are available for loan during library services opening hours (not to be confused with library building opening hours).


How to borrow a book from the library

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It’s super easy, we promise!

You can access our eResources through our library catalogue and your course readings through your reading lists.

Then there are our physical books.

To find the book you want, simply search our library catalogue for the call number to locate it on the shelf, or peruse our shelves!

Once you’ve loaded yourself full of books to borrow, mosey over to our Express Loans Unit, scan your ID card, and scan the library barcode on the books to lend them out. Any issues? Just see our friendly library staff at the service counter.

If the item you want is on loan or at another campus, you can place a hold on it. Once it’s returned or transported from the other campus, it will be available for you to collect from your chosen campus’s Express Holds Shelf. Or if you’re an off-campus student, we’ll mail the book to you (find out more here).

All undergraduate students, postgraduate students and staff are entitled to unlimited standard loans. Undergraduate students get a 60 day loan period, while postgraduate students and staff members get six months. Though if someone else places a hold on an item you have out it can be recalled. So check your student or staff email for notifications – and for reminders when it’s close to the due date!

If you’re super keen to get hold of a book and Griffith doesn’t have it or our copies are on loan you can try using BONUS+. Universities around Australia and New Zealand formed BONUS+ to share books in order to give our students and staff the best possible access to resources.

You can check what you have borrowed out, due dates of items, and even renew your items online from your library account (just click on Griffith login).

For more information, take a look at what you can borrow and for how long.