Category: 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

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