Northampton Square Level 3: new furniture

On Friday 24th August, we will be installing more new furniture on Level 3. It will take all day. As it will be noisy, you might want to go and study in another area.

Keep an eye out for our new look!

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Your top 10 most borrowed books also available online

Print books are great, but sometimes they can be incredibly popular- so what can you do if the title you want is in high demand? One option is to access the book digitally. We have access to thousands of e-books, including those Essential items on your Reading Lists.

CityLibrary’s e-book guide

We’ve crunched the numbers to find out which are the most borrowed books we also have available online. Here are your top 10 in reverse order:

10: Optimize equity and trusts

This revision guide by Judith Riches is designed to help law students take what they’ve learned and apply it effectively.

9: Land law

It’s a book about land law. For law students. What more could a law student studying land law ask for?

8: EU law

If only there was some urgent need to brush up on EU law because knowing more about it might be hugely important?

7: Why love matters: how affection shapes a baby’s brain

Why love matters: how affection shapes a baby’s brain / Sue Gerhardt.

This well received book examines the development of the brain in infancy and how it influences our lives as adults. Perfect for nursing, midwifery and psychology students or anyone fascinated by neuroscience.

6: International financial statement analysis

The latest in the popular series, Cass Business School students in particular will want to take a look.

5: Atiyah and Adams’ sale of goods

571 pages of commercial law joy. If that’s your thing.

4: Equity and trusts

Now on its 9th edition this weighty tome scores 4.3 out of 5 stars on a well know unnamed online retailer’s website, suggesting it’s quite popular.

3: Management accounting for decision makers

One of the most popular titles in our collection, this 8th edition by Peter Atrill is fully available online and you can download and keep specific sections too.

2: Desk reference to the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5

Despite sounding like a covert government agency, DSM-5 is actually a useful text to help with forming a diagnosis.

And your number one is…

1: Introduction to banking

Yes, business students certainly like a book to be popular- Introduction to Banking was the most popular book last year of all the books which had a print copy available in the Library.

What will make the top 10 next year? Who knows. What we do know is some of our most popular textbooks have online versions- why not check CityLibrary Search for your favourite today?


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New Resource – Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century.

The Oxford DNB includes 60,000 biographies, 11,000 portraits and 250 podcasts. The biographies are concise, up-to-date and written by named, specialist authors. It is overseen by academic editors at Oxford University and published by Oxford University Press. The advanced search functionality lets you search by occupation, gender, and time period and life event and the database is updated regularly throughout the year.

Mary Queen Scots

Some highlights include:

Listen to a life

The Oxford DNB podcast can be accessed via the main database or downloaded via ITunes (where it’s called ‘Oxford Biographies’). An episode is released each week and lasts between 10 and 20 mins.

Mo Mowlam

Popular episodes include:


If you have any questions about Oxford Dictionary of National Biography please contact

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Resolved: walk-in access PC at Northampton Square

The problems we were experiencing with the walk-in access PC at Northampton Square have now been resolved.  Authorised users can now access this machine during staffed hours, please speak to a member of Library staff to use this service.

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Walk-in access PC: Northampton Square

The walk-in access PC at Northampton Square is currently unavailable.  The fault has been reported to IT who are working to fix it as soon as possible.  We hope that this will be resolved the week beginning 21st August.

External members and alumni wishing to use the walk-in access can still use the dedicated PC at the Cass Learning Resource Centre.

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