Category: Liberating CityLibrary

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

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

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

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

Reading about LGBT+ lives in February and beyond…

As LGBT+ History Month comes to an end, we want to highlight some of the books chosen by the City community to celebrate and honour LGBT+ lives. You recommended these titles through our Liberating CityLibrary scheme. So far, you’ve recommended page-turning memoirs such as Firebird by Mark Doty and We Have Always Been Here by…Continue Reading Reading about LGBT+ lives in February and beyond…

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

Keep calm and carry on recommending digital books for us to purchase

Our More Books, Read for Research and Liberating CityLibrary schemes are open for business. If there’s a title we don’t have in the collection which you think we should, tell us. Each scheme is different, so chose the option which best meets your needs: More Books (students only) Tell us what’s missing from the collections,…Continue Reading Keep calm and carry on recommending digital books for us to purchase

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

Liberating CityLibrary

This month we’re excited to launch our new initiative ‘Liberating CityLibrary’ where we’re asking students and staff to recommend books to help us improve the diversity of our collections. We want to increase the range of books in the library written by people from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background, books by and…Continue Reading Liberating CityLibrary