Category: Recommended by our library staff

#TakeABreak with OverDrive and Libby app

OverDrive platform gives you access to e-books and audiobooks on your device, and all you need to do is log on with your City IT username and password. You can find all our 4129 OverDrive titles on CityLibrary search, the City Overdrive website or via the Libby app. We created collections of books you may…Continue Reading #TakeABreak with OverDrive and Libby app

A Kanopy of films – for when you need to #TakeABreak 🎬

A screenshot of a range of feature films and documentaries on Kanopy.

You might know about Kanopy already – it is a streaming service where you can find lots of video material for your course. But did you know that it’s a great resource to find award-winning and popular films too, for when you need a break from studying? Have a look at the #TakeABreak playlist we’ve…Continue Reading A Kanopy of films – for when you need to #TakeABreak 🎬

Take your seats for Digital Theatre Plus

Screenshot showing some of the writers and performers featured on Digital Theatre Plus.

When an exam revision break is needed, pop on something from Digital Theatre Plus to get away from it all. There’s a lot choice for every taste out there, here’s a list of recommendations that will improve any evening….Continue Reading Take your seats for Digital Theatre Plus

#TakeABreak this January

Happy new year! So, exam revision and coursework deadlines are a top priority right now. It’s a busy time of year trying to juggle competing demands and responsibilities. That’s why each year Library Services launches our #TakeABreak campaign. #TakeABreak is about highlighting how taking proper care of yourself can, and will, help you achieve better…Continue Reading #TakeABreak this January

Trans Awareness Book Displays

Library Services’ latest book displays are dedicated to transgender lives. You can find physical displays on Level 5 of the Northampton Square Library; outside PC lab 1002 at the Business Library; and in the Law Library there are two displays, one behind the help desk, the other one beside the computer lab. You are free…Continue Reading Trans Awareness Book Displays

“You choose, we buy!” – More Books scheme has reopened

A photo of print books on display with a large sign that reads "More Books"

What is More Books? More Books is a scheme that allows City undergraduates and taught postgraduates to 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 research, or anything else that would help you get ahead – just…Continue Reading “You choose, we buy!” – More Books scheme has reopened

Library Loves Loaning Laptops

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Library Services are excited to announce that a laptop loan service for undergraduate students is now available from the Northampton Square Library, thanks to special funding from City’s undergraduate student hardship and widening participation programme….Continue Reading Library Loves Loaning Laptops

Reading for pleasure and making reading pleasurable

As the autumn months approach, is there anything nicer than curling up with a good book? Whether you’re an avid reader, a member of a book group, an audio-book lover or like to dip into self-help and wellbeing titles, there’s something for everybody on OverDrive. The OverDrive platform provides access to a wide range of…Continue Reading Reading for pleasure and making reading pleasurable

Everybody benefits from assistive technology

A example of a mindmap built in Mindgenius shows a main idea and then a hierarchy of branches. Each main idea is broke broken down.

Two simple tools available to all students at City can help with reading, writing and organisation. Reading and Writing Read&Write is a literacy toolbar available via AppsAnywhere on campus. Containing a whole suite of handy tools to use while you are studying, highlights include: Word prediction: for writing. Text-to-speech: reads aloud on-screen text, helping to…Continue Reading Everybody benefits from assistive technology

Neurodiversity celebration week

A screenshot of a selection of audiobook covers on OverDrive.

It’s neurodiversity week from 21st – 25th March, and we’re celebrating different minds. Neurodivergent people who think and learn in diverse ways , are a big strength and asset to schools, universities, and places of work….Continue Reading Neurodiversity celebration week