Year: 2018

Take a break

You’re busy revising for your exams. You’re spending a lot of time in the library. And, now that we’re open 24/7 until Friday June 8th you’re able to spend even more time here if you want to. You’re working hard. You’re committed. You’re going to succeed. But it’s important to remember that your health and…Continue Reading Take a break

Bookable Individual Silent Study Desks return for 24/7 Opening

As part of our exam season offering, Bookable Individual Silent Study Desks will return to Northampton Square Library. To help you plan and organise your exam preparation, Library Services are offering Bookable Individual Silent Study Desks on weekdays from 30th April – 8th June. Sessions of two or three hours are available from 9am to…Continue Reading Bookable Individual Silent Study Desks return for 24/7 Opening

24 hour opening at Northampton Square Library

From Monday 30th of April until midnight on Friday 8th of June the Northampton Square Library will be open 24/7 for you to study around-the-clock. Library staff will be on hand during normal working hours before handing over to our Security colleagues who’ll keep an eye on things until morning: but don’t worry, if you suddenly think…Continue Reading 24 hour opening at Northampton Square Library

Late availability group study room trial

From Monday April 30th we will be making Group Study Room 3G at the Northampton Square Library available for last minute bookings only. This is a pilot and will last until June 30th. This has come directly from your feedback at SSLCs and the recent Library Loves Feedback campaigns. To book room 3G on or…Continue Reading Late availability group study room trial

Charlton Heston, Vietnam and the NUS Grants Campaign

City has a long tradition of its student publications featuring strong and politically charged editorials stretching right back to its founding as the Northampton Institute in the 1890s. Take this edition of Beacon from May, 1968 as an example: The front cover features a quote from a Royal Shakespeare Company production of a play called…Continue Reading Charlton Heston, Vietnam and the NUS Grants Campaign

Do a good deed on World Earth Day

UN International Mother Earth Day (sometimes called World Earth Day) is on the 22nd April. This day celebrates planet earth and its many interdependent ecosystems. The day reminds us each that we have a collective responsibility to live in harmony with nature and achieve sustainable balance. The UN have developed a series of Sustainable Development Goals. These…Continue Reading Do a good deed on World Earth Day

From the archives: Decline and Fall

Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire One of the gems of our rare books collection is a complete copy of Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire which was published in 1789. It’s a six volume work. Each volume is split in two making twelve books in total. The complete work covers the…Continue Reading From the archives: Decline and Fall

ACT on ACCEPTANCE: make the REF 2021

What is Act on Acceptance? From 1st April 2018, changes to UKRI’s open access policy (formerly HEFCE) require researchers to submit their work to City Research Online within 3 months of acceptance to be eligible for the next REF. As soon as you know your research will be published in a peer-reviewed journal, or conference proceedings,…Continue Reading ACT on ACCEPTANCE: make the REF 2021

New resources available on Westlaw

Library Services now provides all current City students access to a huge range of books and looseleaf encyclopaedias on Westlaw. Previously, access was limited to a small selection of titles such as The White Book, Archbold, and Palmer’s Company Law. Our new extended subscription gives access to over 300 books, including 66 looseleaf works  and…Continue Reading New resources available on Westlaw

Resolved: issues accessing online journals

The problems we were experiencing accessing some online journals have now been resolved by our suppliers, and you should be able to access our online titles as usual. If you are still getting a 502 Bad Gateway error when trying to access an online journal please try to clear your browser’s cache.  If the issues…Continue Reading Resolved: issues accessing online journals