Year: 2021

Take A Break through the Holiday and Exam Season

While studying, especially when working for exams, it is always important to stop every now and again to take a break.  There are so many ways that you can do this.  You could just get up and walk around outside, stretch your legs, have a drink or something to eat. And, being a library, CityLibrary…Continue Reading Take A Break through the Holiday and Exam Season

Resources to help you prepare for exams and assessments

Study Skills book display

That time of the year is almost there – ah, yes, we’re not talking about the Christmas break or the New Year, but the exams and assignment deadlines looming ahead! As frightening and stressful they may seem, fret not as there are resources out there to help you with your productivity, structure of your studies…Continue Reading Resources to help you prepare for exams and assessments

24/7 opening during the exam period

"24/7" written in neon colours.

The Northampton Square and Business libraries will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the January exam period, from Monday 10th January to Friday 28th January, 2022 (Business until 21st January). Library staff will be available at Help Desks and roving around as usual, with a security team in place overnight….Continue Reading 24/7 opening during the exam period

CityLibrary’s seasonal opening hours

Graphic of bells with #CityLibraryChristmas.

The Northampton Square Library will be open from 10am to 6pm between Monday 27th and Friday 31st December. The Library will close for New Year’s Day and then be open again on Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd January 2022, 10am to 6pm. Security staff will be on duty and yule be able to borrow items using…Continue Reading CityLibrary’s seasonal opening hours

New Resource: Datastream via WRDS

The Business Library has added a new resource to our extensive collection of financial data sources. We have long had access to the full version of Datastream, which you can access via the Eikon Excel Add-In, and now we are able to also provide access to an abridged version of Datastream via WRDS. Datastream is…Continue Reading New Resource: Datastream via WRDS

More Books – How to choose books for the library…

Did you know that you can choose books for the library to buy? Most books in the library are bought when a lecturer tells their subject librarian what books are needed, while others appear on the shelf when a subject librarian has identified some gaps in the collection, and some are donated because they are…Continue Reading More Books – How to choose books for the library…

CityLibrary search downtime

Screenshot of CityLibrary search results screen showing titles with an e-book available.

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