Category: Recommended by our library staff

#TakeABreak is back for January

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Happy new year and welcome to exam season! Okay, these next few weeks might be stressful for many of you. With that in mind, why not #TakeABreak? You’ll be reading, writing and revising with great intensity, which means you’ll be in need of a time-out: a distraction, something to divert your attention. It could be…Continue Reading #TakeABreak is back for January

Seven recommended resources for your courses

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We’ve asked our Subject Librarian Team for their super seven recommended resources for the start of term. Whatever your course or personal interest, we’re sure there’s something here to spark your imagination and prove essential for assignments: BioDigital Human BioDigital Human┬áprovides interactive 3D models of human anatomy and physiology, diseases and treatments, covering over 600…Continue Reading Seven recommended resources for your courses

Films on Kanopy: as recommended by CityLibrary staff

A collage of different film covers, including Last Night in Soho, The Lighthouse and others

Some of you might remember our blogpost and book display from last year, where we surveyed all the lovely librarians working at CityLibrary about their favourite novels from the Library’s collection. This time, we wanted to find out what everyone’s favourite cinematographic finds on Kanopy were. The result is a vibrant playlist of a great…Continue Reading Films on Kanopy: as recommended by CityLibrary staff

#LibraryEurovision: Library celebrates Eurovision

A collage of covers of some of the books and films and music featured in Library Eurovision

It’s the middle of exam season when the going tends to get tough, so we wanted to try and bring you some light-hearted joy to make you smile and allow you to #TakeABreak from studies for a bit. As the UK is hosting one of the biggest pop culture events in the the world –…Continue Reading #LibraryEurovision: Library celebrates Eurovision

#TakeABreak with CityLibrary this Summer

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With exam season here again, it’s time for CityLibrary to launch our #TakeABreak campaign. #TakeABreak is about highlighting how taking proper care of yourself can, and will, help you achieve better results….Continue Reading #TakeABreak with CityLibrary this Summer

Beyond the headlines: Resources on Ukraine

A photo of two print books: "Ukraine: what everyone needs to know" and "Death and the Penguin"

As the UK observes a national moment of silence on the 24th of February to mark a year’s anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we wanted to collate some of the useful resources about the country that you can access through the Library and beyond. You might be looking for sources for some of…Continue Reading Beyond the headlines: Resources on Ukraine


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Tell us what you think. Our feedback campaign, Library Loves Feedback (#LibraryLovesFeedback) is back and runs for two weeks from today….Continue Reading #LibraryLovesFeedback

#TakeABreak: Develop an affection for the National Theatre Collection

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The National Theatre Collection, available via Alexander Street Press, features videos of exceptional performances, scripts, and exclusive archive materials, providing greater context and background to the various productions featured….Continue Reading #TakeABreak: Develop an affection for the National Theatre Collection