New water fountains at Northampton Square

Following students’ feedback, we have worked with our colleagues in Property and Facilities to install two new water fountains in the Northampton Square Library.

You can now refill your water bottle from the following locations:

  • Level 2: in the lift/stairwell area near the window
  • Level 3: in the lift/stairwell area near the window
  • Level 5: towards the back of the floor near the Music section (shelfmarks 780s)
The three water fountains at Northampton Square

From left to right, the water fountains on Levels 2, 3 and 5 in the Northampton Square Library

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Copyright training with a difference!

This session, on 2 November, 12-1.30pm, in AG08 (College Building) provides guidance in an innovative, interactive and fun way, to becoming more confident about copyright, and copying and re-using resources in the context of teaching. It is a team game which has been widely played at universities all over the world (including recently in Uruguay), and it has been known to get very competitive!

The game will cover what sort of material is covered by copyright law, what copyright protects and what use can be made of copyright material, copyright exceptions (what the law allows to be copied for specific purposes), and the role of licences (such as the CLA licence) in making content available to students.

It will be presented by Stephen Penton, who is responsible for copyright at City, and copyright expert and one of the developers of the game, Jane Secker.Copyright Card Game cards


If you would like to experience copyright in a totally new light, please come along! We need enough people for at least two teams.

  • Presented by: Stephen Penton (Copyright Librarian, Library Services), Jane Secker (Senior Lecturer, LEaD)
  • Time: 12-1.30pm, 2 November. Please bring your own lunch!
  • Room: AG08, College Building
  • Booking:

If you are unable to come to this session, please do let Stephen Penton know ( – he is the Copyright Librarian at City and will be happy to arrange further sessions and maintain a waiting list.

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Introducing Wordery

Library Services have teamed up with Wordery to provide City students and staff with access to their very own online bookshop.  Offering free standard worldwide delivery on over 10 million titles, Wordery is one of the fastest growing online bookshops.

You will find links to Wordery within your Reading list; price and estimated delivery times are displayed below the library holdings.

Wordery link within Reading List Online


When buying more than one book you are eligible to receive a 10% discount on the second and any subsequent titles in your order.  To take advantage of this discount, you must order using the City Wordery page and set up an account with Wordery.

City Library Services will receive a small commission on all sales, which will be invested to further improve the resources we provide to you.

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New Library resource: London Review of Books

We’re pleased to announce that Library Services now subscribes to the online edition of the London Review of Books. 

Published twice a month, the London Review of Books describes itself as ‘Europe’s leading magazine of culture and ideas’. It features essays by academics, writers, and journalists on a variety of topics, as well as reviews, poetry, and letters.

Our subscription includes access to every piece ever published via the digital archive and to the blogpodcasts and short documentaries available on the website. 

Browse the archive by issue/category or search via keyword. Once you find the article you need you’ll see options to print, cite and email content at the top of each page. 

A selection of articles to get you started:

Acess the London Review of Books via CityLibrary Search or our Databases A-Z.

If you have any questions about the London Review of Books please contact 

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Law books in Northampton Square Library

Library Services recently expanded the law collection in Northampton Square Library, in order to make as many core texts as possible available for students wishing to use this library and take advantage of its extended opening hours.

In order to give everyone in the library the opportunity to consult them when needed, the majority of these books are for reference use only. You can find them on Level 5 in the law section. Please ask a member of library staff if you need help locating them.

Some of the most used books are currently on display on Level 5, on the first shelf you see as you enter the level.
These books can be borrowed and include: EU law : text, cases, and materials by Paul Craig and Gráinne de Búrca; Equity and Trust and The Law of Finance, both written by Alastair Hudson; An introduction to Islamic law by Joseph Schacht; and many more. Come browse our book display, you might find the book you need!

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