Category: Library Loves

Library Staff Love #17: City Novel / City Crime

Our students studying for an MA in Creative Writing are a super talented bunch and benefit from a sector leading course which has led to graduates becoming successful and award-winning published authors. You can get a flavour of their creativity by reading City Novel and City Crime: brilliant collections of their stories available in the…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #17: City Novel / City Crime

Find your Library Guide

Our Library Guides bring together the essential resources in your subject area and connect you quickly and easily to information about Library Services. From the Library Guides homepage select your school to see the Subject Guides relevant to you. In each of these guides our Librarians have gathered together the most important resources for you…Continue Reading Find your Library Guide

A very short introduction to all the knowledge of the world

Summer breaks are the perfect time to read around different subjects and explore the world in more detail. A perfect way to do this is the Very Short Introductions series published by Oxford University Press. Over 500 books have been published on various subjects, written by academic experts in an accessible and engaging style. Covering everything from…Continue Reading A very short introduction to all the knowledge of the world

The sweetest things: summer food

Nothing triggers a memory more easily than taste. It might feel like summer’s nearly over, but then summer isn’t a time of the year. It’s a state of mind. Even if you can’t enjoy good weather, you can at least enjoy the taste of summer all year round. Did you know that the library holds…Continue Reading The sweetest things: summer food

Library Staff Love #16: Rock’s Backpages

As anyone who has listened to our latest Spotify playlist knows, Librarians have excellent taste in music. We’re not common people. We know our Bachs from our Back for Goods. What we librarians also have excellent taste in is our selection of online resources, which is why for Library Staff Love #16 Alex, our Subject…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #16: Rock’s Backpages

Digital Theatre Plus – Now available via CityLibrary Search

Films from Digital Theatre Plus can now be retrieved quickly and easily via CityLibrary Search. Digital Theatre Plus offers high-definition films of UK theatre productions and 65+ interviews with actors, directors and creative teams. Some recent theatre productions include: Lovesong (2012) Into The Woods (2010) Macbeth (2011) Finding a film: Go CityLibrary Search and type the name…Continue Reading Digital Theatre Plus – Now available via CityLibrary Search

The Disappearance of Miss Bebb

Proving once again that Library staff are multi-talented folk,  Alex Giles, a member of the City Library team has written a drama to be performed by an all star cast. “The Disappearance of Miss Bebb”, a 90 minute radio-style version of Alex’s screenplay “Justice” will be performed at Middle Temple Hall on 2nd April.  About the play …Continue Reading The Disappearance of Miss Bebb

Resource of the month: ProQuest Refworks

Given up on new year’s resolutions and office decluttering projects but still hoarding lots of research references?  Maybe you would like to try a new reference management software. ProQuest RefWorks  is a new, updated online reference management tool available to staff, students and alumni of City, University of London.  It can be integrated into your…Continue Reading Resource of the month: ProQuest Refworks

Colour me calm 2

Adult colouring books have been some of the bestsellers in recent years… Is it anything to do with ever-growing levels of stress? At City Library we’re joining in the craze again by bringing out some new colouring pages (and an old favourite) for you to escape into… Colour the London Cityscape or Colour the George Daniels Clock As Nick Scott…Continue Reading Colour me calm 2

Your Voice, Our Action – Exams special

Thank you for your feedback. We enjoyed getting out from behind the Library Service Desk to talk to you and we loved collecting your comments from the walls over the 2 week period. We especially liked the fact that 97% of comments about library staff were extra lovely! We’ve looked at every single comment. While a few of your suggestions…Continue Reading Your Voice, Our Action – Exams special