Category: E-book displays

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

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

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…

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

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

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

New books and other resources at the Library

It’s a new dawn…, it’s a new term…., and it’s new books and other resources at the Library! Indeed, people tend to think of summer as a quieter time for libraries, but we have been busy making sure there’s a lot on offer for the start of term. Whether you are a new or returning…Continue Reading New books and other resources at the Library