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Happy Reads: Part 2

QUT Library staff are sharing some reads that make us Happy! With the sun going down earlier, we’re finding we have extra time for reading!  Here are some more of our favourite reads… 1. MARCEL Hi, I’m Marcel I work at QUT Library KG in Collection…

Library and Information Week

Next week is Library and Information Week, an annual event organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). The various events and activities scheduled for this week, including National Simultaneous Storytime (details in a forthcoming post), celebrate the invaluable contribution libraries make to our lives–and this contribution is particularly evident…

Happy Reads

QUT Library staff are sharing some reads that make us Happy! The library is not just about study.  There are so many great reads to keep you entertained as well.  Here are some of our favourite reads and reading places… 1. EMMA I’m Emma – I’m a…

Children’s Book Week

CONGRATULATIONS to the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) 2019 Book of the Year Award winners and honour books! Gritty, contemporary themes are tackled by many books, challenging their readers to contemplate a range of important social issues. You can access the CBCA website for the Winners,  CBCA Short list and Notables list. The…

World Poetry Day 2019

“Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.” So said eighteenth-century English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. If Shelley were alive today, he would no doubt be gearing up for World Poetry Day, an…

Summer Reading

You’ve finished all the course readings for your studies for the year or you’re winding up those work projects and now, it’s time for you to do some recreational reading and have a little ‘me time’. QUT Library has fiction and non-fiction books for all ages for your recreational…

Save the date!

QUT Vintage Book Sale for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation 17 October, 12pm–3pm, Gardens Theatre Foyer, Gardens Point campus. Hundreds of beautiful books will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, to help provide books and literacy programs to remote…

QUT helps break down the digital divide

In 2014, QUT signed up as a founding member of a global initiative called Knowledge Unlatched (KU) which unites the two approaches of crowd-funding and Open Access to support the publication of specialist scholarly books.   Digital copies of the books supported by KU can be freely accessed by…