Category: Library Loves

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

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…

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

March spotlight: Women’s History Month

An image of books related to women's studies

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, and Women’s History Month throughout the month, we thought it’d be a brilliant opportunity to highlight some of the resources available in the Library. The purpose of this day and month is to uphold women’s achievements, recognise challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s…Continue Reading March spotlight: Women’s History Month

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…

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

More books? – More Books!

It’s a new year, a new term… but did you know that you can request new books, too? More Books is a scheme that allows our undergraduates and postgraduates suggest books that would be useful for their studies. It might be for a project you’re working on, an area you wish to explore in your…Continue Reading More books? – More Books!

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