Year: 2022

#TakeABreak and win a prize

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You’ve been reading, writing, revising and now you’re in need of a time out, a distraction, something to divert your attention. It’s time to #TakeABreak. How about a puzzle? Over the next few weeks, when you stop to grab a drink or snack, why not pick up one of our perplexing puzzles too? We’ll be…Continue Reading #TakeABreak and win a prize

24/7 opening at Northampton Square Library

"24/7" written in neon colours.

The Northampton Square Library will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the summer exam period, from Monday 2nd May to Friday 10th June, 2022. Library staff are available at Help Desks and roving around as usual, with our super security team in place each night. Our opening hours are regularly…Continue Reading 24/7 opening at Northampton Square Library

Neurodiversity celebration week

A screenshot of a selection of audiobook covers on OverDrive.

It’s neurodiversity week from 21st – 25th March, and we’re celebrating different minds. Neurodivergent people who think and learn in diverse ways , are a big strength and asset to schools, universities, and places of work….Continue Reading Neurodiversity celebration week

Women’s History Month

A collage of two pictures. The top one features a shelf of books about women of Law Library's book display. The bottom part is a screenshot of a collection on overdrive.

International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, and Women’s History Month throughout the month, are annual events held to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history, to focus greater attention on issues to do with women’s rights and gender equality, and to discover previously neglected heritage. To mark this, we’ve created a Women’s History Month’s book…Continue Reading Women’s History Month

Read for pleasure: fiction books recommended by CityLibrary staff

Read for pleasure book display at Northampton Square Library

People tend to think of academic libraries as places with lots of textbooks and obscure titles for research on the most unimaginable things. Of course, CityLibrary has all that, too, but we have a broad collection of fiction as well! To highlight this, CityLibrary News recently surveyed members of CityLibrary staff to learn what books…Continue Reading Read for pleasure: fiction books recommended by CityLibrary staff

Expanding digital resources

Screenshot of the Databases A-Z list.

We’re focused on keeping the collections fresh, up-to-date and evolving – and that’s why we’re pleased to announce the expansion of some key online resources….Continue Reading Expanding digital resources

LGBT+ History Month 2022

A photo of LGBT+ History Month's display of print books

February is LGBT+ History Month, marked each year to coincide with the abolition of Section 28 back in 2003. It’s time when we pay extra attention to try and break the silence that surrounds the lives of people who do not fit the conventional ideas about sexuality and gender. We look back at the histories…Continue Reading LGBT+ History Month 2022

Wellbeing: remember to take care of yourself

The exam season is upon us all, and in the midst of all the worrying about the assignment deadlines and assessments it can be easy to forget about taking care of yourself. Here are some of our wellbeing tips: Take a break: look through the window, stretch your legs, do a puzzle for a bit…Continue Reading Wellbeing: remember to take care of yourself

Bookable individual study spaces

Bookable individual study spaces are returning at Northampton Square Library for the January assessment period. The bookable spaces are on Level 4 and Level 5 of the library and can be found on the Spencer Street side of University Building. Students can book a space to study for up to three hours, a maximum of five times a…Continue Reading Bookable individual study spaces