Category: Recommended by our library staff

Take a break

You’re busy revising for your exams. You’re spending a lot of time in the library. And, now that we’re open 24/7 until Friday June 8th you’re able to spend even more time here if you want to. You’re working hard. You’re committed. You’re going to succeed. But it’s important to remember that your health and…Continue Reading Take a break

Psyched about DPsychs

If you’re in the process of studying to become a practitioner psychologist and preparing to carry out a research project, you will probably want to have at look at past theses submitted by previous City students. You can of course search for theses using CityLibrary Search and/or browse City Research Online, but our Subject Librarian…Continue Reading Psyched about DPsychs

19 International books you really must read in International City Week

As part of International City Week we asked Library Staff for their favourite books written by international authors or with an international theme. Check out their recommendations below. Tove Jannsson, Moomins series* “Moomins are adorable, and very gentle, and mostly kind”.   Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges “One of my favourites would definitely be the…Continue Reading 19 International books you really must read in International City Week

The most wonderful films of the year

Christmas is a great time to bring together everyone, to wrap up warm, open a big tin of sweets and enjoy a cracking film. Whether you like modern comedies or classic weepies, we’re got something for you. Elf [BoB] “Its hilarious”   Muppet’s Christmas Carol [BoB] “It’s just so jolly! Love the songs… love Gonzo…Continue Reading The most wonderful films of the year

The specials’ time of year

For some Christmas means one thing: Christmas themed TV specials. Nothing brings people together better watching than sitting around the box watching emergency births, surprise reunions and timely snow falls. You can research the TV of Christmas past with this selection of excellent TV chosen by library staff. Christmas crackers Black Mirror White Christmas [BoB]…Continue Reading The specials’ time of year

What to see in London this Christmas

London is one of the prettiest cities at any time of year. At Christmas it is especially gorgeous. We asked library staff for their favourite bits of this world class city and got some interesting results. From Handsome Hampstead to finding spiritual solace in the big shops up west, this city’s got something for everything….Continue Reading What to see in London this Christmas

15 books you really need to read this Christmas

Christmas is the perfect time to snuggle up beneath the blankets or next to an environmentally friendly peat fire burner and enjoy a good read. Reading is also a good way to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of a busy home during the festive period. We asked staff at CityLibrary for their favourite…Continue Reading 15 books you really need to read this Christmas

Fairytale of #CityLibraryXmas

Christmas is a time of joy and good tunes. Whether you are having fun with family or friends, or spending a little bit of time revising, music can lift the spirits, energise or relax and help you bond with other people. We asked members of staff from across City Library what their favourite festive tracks…Continue Reading Fairytale of #CityLibraryXmas

Christmas food and drink

Christmas is a time for families, friends and communities to get together and share food and drink and each other’s company. The City community is no different. As an international University in the heart of London where the world’s best come to learn and educate, so many traditions come together. Whether you start Christmas morning…Continue Reading Christmas food and drink

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