Year: 2021

CityLibrary search downtime

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At 2am on Tuesday 30th November, CityLibrary search will be unavailable for up to two hours due to a system upgrade. During this period you will not be able to access your library account, search for items, place requests or renew items. We envisage that the upgrade will be completed on time and full service…Continue Reading CityLibrary search downtime

The Turing Test and Artificial Intelligence

In an article written in 1950, computing pioneer Alan Turing proposed a way of testing how well a computer could imitate a human being.  This test, which he called the imitation game, has become known as the Turing Test and, 30 years ago in November 1991, a competition, the Loebner Prize, was first set up…Continue Reading The Turing Test and Artificial Intelligence

Disability History Month

A picture of Disability History Month's book display at Northampton Square Library

Disability History Month (which runs from 18 November – 18 December this year) aims to shed light on and advocate for the rights of people living with disabilities and to celebrate disabled people’s lives now and in the past. You can read more about it on the Disability History Month’s website, where you can also…Continue Reading Disability History Month

Senate House Library

Senate House Library is the central library for the University of London and School of Advanced Study. City students and staff can join Senate House Library for free and gain access to one of the UK’s largest academic libraries for arts, humanities, and social sciences with over 2 million books, 50 special collections and 1,800 archival…Continue Reading Senate House Library

Islamophobia Awareness Month

A picture of books about Islamophobia

Islamophobia Awareness Month is ongoing at the moment and, in conjunction with the Student Union, CityLibrary has put together a book display on Level 5 of the Northampton Square Library. Islamophobia is defined as: a prejudice, aversion, hostility, or hatred towards Muslims and encompasses any distinction, exclusion, restriction, discrimination, or preference against Muslims that has…Continue Reading Islamophobia Awareness Month

Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week which takes place on the second week of November is a global campaign aimed at empowering and encouraging new entrepreneurs all over the world, especially those who face barriers and young people who have not considered setting up a business before. It grew from activities of Kauffman Foundation in the US and…Continue Reading Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week

Celebrate Black History beyond October with Liberating CityLibrary

As Black History Month comes to an end in the UK, we want to highlight some of the books chosen by the City community to celebrate and educate about black lives. You recommended these titles through our Liberating CityLibrary scheme. So far, you’ve recommended illuminating history texts: Black artists in British art: a history since…Continue Reading Celebrate Black History beyond October with Liberating CityLibrary

New resource: OverDrive

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OverDrive is a platform providing access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction e-books. OverDrive works in a slightly different way to our other e-book suppliers, rather than just read books online you can borrow items and read them on the go via an app called Libby.   What can I borrow? All City…Continue Reading New resource: OverDrive

Audit Analytics: Corporate and Legal

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Library Services are pleased to announce that we now have access to Audit Analytics: Corporate and Legal through the WRDS Platform. Audit Analytics is a company intelligence tool useful for topics like investments, accounting, insurance, law, and regulatory issues. We already have the sister dataset to this product, Audit Analytics: Audit and Compliance, which you…Continue Reading Audit Analytics: Corporate and Legal

The City Law School Library

Study desks and shelves.

On Monday 6th September the new City Law School building, on the corner of Sebastian Street and Goswell Road, opened its doors to staff and students for the first time. This handsome building incorporates two historic structures into its design: and located on the first floor you’ll discover the new Law Library. Over the summer…Continue Reading The City Law School Library