Puaka-James Hight Library Extended Hours

18 October 2021

Need to study at all hours?

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Extended Opening Hours at Puaka-James Hight (Central) Library

We are extending the opening hours of Puaka-James Hight Library (PJH) to support students studying for exams. 
Closing time is extended to 11pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Tuesday 26 October to Thursday 11 November. 

PJH Library hours will be:
Monday to Friday:  8.00am to 11.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am to 11.00pm*

*Saturday 6 and 13 November - we are opening early at 9:00am so you can get in more study before your exams.  Saturday 13th November is the last day of exams so PJH library will close at 5pm.

See all library hours.

Need a break from study? 

Join us for some relaxing activities or enter our competitions.

Golden Ticket Challenge (Monday 25 October – Sunday 07 November).
To make study week a bit more exciting and a little less stressful, we’re giving away chocolate!
Our librarians are hiding golden tickets around the three libraries on campus: Puaka-James Hight (Central), Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) and Macmillan Brown (MB) library. Find the ticket and we’ll give you a tasty block of chocolate.
To win, keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for the daily clues.

Te Rua Makerspace
The Te Rua Makerspace is hosting a range of fun and relaxing activities in the lead up to exams.  We'll also have a Puna lounge area to relax in, with snacks to enjoy. Drop by for a quick break - Level 2 Puaka-James Hight.

Activity Highlights: 

Challenge Week (Monday 18 – Friday 22 October):
Every day is a new challenge during week 6! Come along and try your hand at one of our unique challenges, from paper planes to Lego car races: there will be loads of prizes and good times for all!

Mask Making:
Fight the pandemic: Make a mask!  Make a quick mask for yourself or for a stranger: easy to sew, easy to wear. 

Paint along with Bob Ross:
You too can be a mighty painter.  Let Bob Ross smooth away the stress of study as you paint your own picture of an idyllic scene.

See more on the Te Rua Makerspace events calendar

Useful Library Resources for Exam Time

 Find yourself a cosy study nook and remember to check our Facebook or Instagram accounts regularly to see what's happening in the Library.  


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Email:  library@canterbury.ac.nz
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