Category: Audio-Visual Resources

Two ace databases for performing arts

Screenshot of International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance

You can now access two new databases covering topics related to performing arts. The International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text is a mix of different journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts all relating to theatre and performance. It has over 560 full-text titles and covers a wide span of years…Continue Reading Two ace databases for performing arts

Routledge Performance Archive is live!

Screeshot of the Routledge Performance Archive

The Routledge Performance Archive is now live and accessible via Library Services. The Routledge Performance Archive covers everything from the performance side of theatre to the theoretical and technical aspects of it too. It features videos from a wide array of practitioners and theatrical voices who have helped to shape and adapt theatre in various…Continue Reading Routledge Performance Archive is live!

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

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

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month book display at Northampton Square Library

October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom when we focus on celebrating the contributions of black communities to this country and the wider world, as well as remembering the experiences and injustices of black people in the past and still today. Although the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic are still being felt, there are…Continue Reading Black History Month 2021

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

A picture of LGBT flags on Library Help desk

February is when we celebrate the LGBT+ History Month, to coincide with the abolition of Section 28 in the UK. Although we’re currently living in the era of social distancing to protect each other during the pandemic, there are plenty of events and activities to get involved in to celebrate and remember the history, contributions…Continue Reading Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

Three things to help you unwind over the festive break

It’s been a tough year for most of us, but now it’s almost over. Although some of you might have assignments coming up, we really hope you might find a little bit of time to sit down comfortably, relax, and recharge for a bit during the winter break. So, here you will find some of…Continue Reading Three things to help you unwind over the festive break

Black History Month

An image of Black History Month book display at City Library last year

October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom, when we pay special attention to the often untold history, experiences, and contributions of black people to this country and to the wider world. The Black Lives Matter events have brought to the forefront the issues of systemic racism and social inequalities. Whatever our skin colour,…Continue Reading Black History Month

LGBT+ History Month in the Library

LGBT+ History Month Display on Level 5 of Northampton Square Library

As you might have noticed from the colourful flags on Library Help Desks, celebration of LGBT+ History Month at CityLibrary is in full swing. So why not look behind the flags and find what else we have in store? If you are at Northampton Square Library this February, stop by the book display on Level…Continue Reading LGBT+ History Month in the Library

Summer in the City

Summer, for many students, has now arrived, and for others, it is not far off. Before you go, don’t forget to return your library books and settle any outstanding library fines. You can check your account on the CityLibrary website. Working through the summer? We are open throughout the summer too. Northampton Square Library will…Continue Reading Summer in the City