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Open Access Week: Plan S

The focus today is on what is happening in the world in pursuing OA. Europe is moving ahead with Plan S – making all publicly funded research open immediately. That includes articles, data and monographs.

Take the quiz, give us your opinions and see links to more information at the end of the quiz.

If you haven’t had a chance to see JCU academics discussing OA and equity in open knowledge, watch the new videos in Research Online @JCU


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Welcome to Your Library

The beginning of semester is a time for finding your feet and figuring out where everything is.

Whether you are an on-campus student or if you can only visit the campus occasionally, you'll probably find yourself spending time in our libraries. Just to help you find your way around, here's a quick idea of what you'll be able to do in our buildings.

Borrow books, DVDs and more.

Obviously a library has things you can borrow. In addition to books, we also have DVDs, CDs, sheet music and more. You'll need your student or staff card (it's also your library card) to check out anything you want to take out of the building.

In addition to the main collection, where most of our borrowable material is held, we also have a Curriculum Collection (where all the best books are), reference collections, special collections and print journals. You can find yourself looking in the wrong place, so don't hesitate to ask any library staff for help. Take a look at the location inform…

Examination Super Hours, 1st Semester 2019

Examination Super Hours run from the 3rd of June until the last week of scheduled exams, on Friday 21st June.

Opening hours are extended to give students extra use of the library's study spaces during study vac and exams.

During this time, when a lot of students are feeling stressed, we ask that you be mindful of the other people using the library spaces and share the space with good will and kindness - keeping in mind the Client Service Charter and Library Use Policy.

Or just remember our unofficial motto:
Be Excellent to Each Other
The Eddie Koiki Mabo Library on the Townsville Campus will have the following hours:

Main buildingMon-Fri, 7.30am-12.00am (midnight)Sat-Sun, 10.00am-10.00pmServicesMon-Fri, 7.30am-12.00am (midnight)Sat-Sun, 10.00am-10.00pmInformation Commons and iLearning Rooms on the Ground Floor - 24 hrs.
The Cairns Library will be open for the following hours:

Main buildingMon-Fri, 7.30am-12.00am (midnight)Sat-Sun, 10.00am-12.00am (midnight)ServicesMon-Fri, 8.00am-8.0…

A Reading Challenge for 2019

We had such a great time playing with Hannah Braime's 52 Book Reading Challenge last year that we thought we'd try another Reading Challenge for 2019.

Read As Many Books As You Can

This year, we're not challenging you to read 52 books, we're challenging you to read as many books as you can each month. You may have some months where you read 4 or 5 books, and other months where you can only fit in 2. That's okay. You might end up reading more than 52 books over all.

Each month we'll be giving you a theme, and you have to try find books that fit within that theme. You can be creative - for example, if the theme is "Geography and Travel", you can read a novel set in a country you'd like to visit, the diary of an explorer and a book with the word "Geography" in the title (like this one). You get to decide how your books fit the theme.

Minimum Requirements

It's not much of a challenge if we don't give you a few hoops to jump though. So…