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Christmas spirit infusion

To celebrate Christmas week, the QUT Library has lots of Christmas-themed offerings that will be sure to get you all primed and jolly for the season! So bring some Christmas magic into your life with some books and movies that are all about Christmas. Books A Christmas carol…

Monkey business encouraged

The 14th of December is Monkey Day. Monkey Day? Really? Yeah, I know. There’s a day for pretty much everything now. Some of them raise awareness for genuinely important causes, some of them not so much (that’s right, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, I’m looking at you). The…

Summer Series Two – Summer reading

The QUT Library is ready and willing to enable a Summer spent reading in the hammock or by the pool. You may be unaware of QUT Library’s extensive holdings of recreational reading material — both fiction and non-fiction — that is yours to borrow. So come and stock…

Summer Series One – Movies & TV

Welcome to the first post in our Summer Series highlighting the fun and frivolous offerings of the QUT Library for you to utilise this summer! Summer and catching up on movies you’ve missed throughout the year or finally getting around to seeing some classics from your ‘one day’…

Summer Library lovin’

End of Semester has officially arrived – huzzah! Of course  Summer Semester has begun so whether you’re studying through the coming months, or have easy days stretching before you, the QUT Library is here for you.  Throughout Summer Semester (17 November to 20 February) the staff on the…

What does it mean to be human – and other simple questions

The third Thursday of November each year is World Philosophy Day. Begun by UNESCO in 2005 to underline the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, World Philosophy Day 2014 falls on Thursday 20 November. Philosophy as a discipline is concerned with reason and logic…

Grammar speed dating

What if I told you that you could learn basic English grammar rules in just 6 minutes? Freely available podcasts, available each week to download from the BBC, tackle a fundamental aspect of English Grammar and dismantle, demystify, give examples and even test you – all in 6…

Time to get your spook on!

In the midst of your knuckling down and commitment to exam preparation, schedule some light hearted fun and celebrate Halloween on Friday October 31! Ghouls, ghosts and lollies and chocolates galore – what’s not to love?! Here’s a selection of spooky, horror themed movies and books you can…

Ahhhhh new book smell

So, who doesn’t love that giddying aroma of a new book? For those that like to dig beneath the romanticism to some bare bones facts here is what you’re actually smelling: varying amounts of Vinyl acetate ethylene; alkyl ketene dimer and hydrogen peroxide just to name a few…

Return of the Doctor

There were bleary eyes on Sunday morning as the dedicated fans of ‘Doctor Who’ set their alarms for the 4:50am (Australian EST) premiere of the much awaited 8th Season. There is a much anticipated new Time Lord in town – the 12th incarnation- and there has been much speculation…