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The JCU Library 2021 Reading Challenge

Back by popular demand, the JCU Library Reading Challenge is here to challenge to to read a book in 2021.  Actually, we're challenging you to Read 21 books in 2021 .  You can read the books in any order, and it's up to you to decide what category the book you just read "completes" (sometimes the same book can fit multiple categories, but the challenge is to read 21 books, so no doubling up). You'll find our list gives you a lot of flexibility in the books you read this year: some may be short and easy, while others will stretch you.  We encourage you to pin up this list somewhere (print it out and stick it on your bedroom door? Copy it to One Note? Take a screenshot and pin it to Pintrest?) We'll offer some advice throughout the year for how to use One Search to find books in our Library that will help you meet the challenge.  We'll post reviews of books we've read for the challenge, and we'll happily post your reviews as well (as long as they are

Welcome to Your Library

To get the most from uni, you need to get the most from your library. The library website is a portal to a wealth of information and resources that will help you reach your academic goals. One Search One Search is like Google for the library’s resources. The library holds a large collection of print and electronic books, journal articles, newspaper articles, reports, theses, videos, web documents and much more. Library Guides We have library guides to help you find relevant resources for your discipline, research task and referencing style. Some useful guides to start with are: · The InfoSkills Toolkit – a series of self-paced modules on different aspects of the research process such as Defining your Topic, Searching for Resources, Evaluating Resources and Referencing Sources · The Writing Guide – help with academic reading, note-taking, academic writing and referencing · The Referencing Guide – links to guides for the main referencing styles used at JCU ·

February Opening Hours

During February, we transition from Summer Opening Hours to Semester Opening Hours. This means our opening hours will change over the course of the month. Keep an eye on our website to make sure you've got the right opening hours for the day you wish to visit us. Cairns February 15-21 Library Services Mon - Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm Sat, 11:00am-3:00pm Closed Sundays Library Building Mon-Fri, 7.30am-10:00pm Sat-Sun, 7.30am-10:00pm February 22-28 Library Services Mon - Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm Sat, 11:00am-3:00pm Closed Sundays Library Building Mon-Fri, 7.30am-12:00am Sat-Sun, 7.30am-12:00am Townsville February 15-21 Library Services Mon - Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm Sat, 1:00pm-5:00pm Closed Sundays Information Commons 24 Hours 24 Hours February 22-28 Library Services Mon - Fri, 7:30am-10:00pm Sat-Sun, 10:00am-5:00pm Information Commons 24 Hours 24 Hours

O-Week! 15-19 February

O-Week in Semester Period 1 runs from 15-19 February, and it's a good opportunity to get organised before lectures start in Week One. Here is our "must know" list for O-Week: 1. Know where the library is The library buildings in Townsville and Cairns are home to several key services: InfoHelp desk – Library staff can help you with researching and referencing for your assignments, finding resources and managing your library account. Contact your liaison librarian for further assistance. Our friendly InfoHelp Rovers can help with basic IT and library-related questions, including setting up your wifi and connecting to our printers. The Learning Centre can provide advice on writing your assignments, taking exams and managing your time effectively. Student Equity and Wellbeing provide support to help you survive and thrive at university. Their services include AccessAbility , Counselling and Multifaith Chaplaincy . Careers and Employability helps you plan your care