Category: Recommended by our library staff

British Standards Online (BSOL)

British Standards Online (BSOL) is the flagship online collection of British Standards, compiled by the British Standards Institute: and you have full-text access via CityLibrary….Continue Reading British Standards Online (BSOL)

Music Online

A selection of scores and stills from performances from Musi Online.

Music Online is a wide-ranging database of scores, recordings, videos, and reference works for music and dance. It’s a fantastic resource for music scholars, musicians at all levels, and anyone with an interest in a wide range of streaming music and performance. Once you’ve logged in with your usual City credentials, you can search the…Continue Reading Music Online

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

The RILM logo on a background of sheet music.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is a global bibliography of writings on music dating back more than 60 years. While some full text resouces are available, RILM is primarily useful for searching the abstracts of a wide-ranging catalogue of articles across multiple languages. You’ll find abstracts from journals and magazines from six continents. Abstracts are…Continue Reading RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

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!

Three things to help you unwind over the festive break

It’s been a tough year for most of us, but now it’s almost over. Although some of you might have assignments coming up, we really hope you might find a little bit of time to sit down comfortably, relax, and recharge for a bit during the winter break. So, here you will find some of…Continue Reading Three things to help you unwind over the festive break

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

Time for fiction?

An image of a past book display of fiction books at Northampton Square Library, entitled "United in Literature", along with hands forming a heart symbol

If you are lucky enough to have some time off during the summer, your thoughts might turn to books you’ve wished to read for a long time, or maybe to simply losing yourself in some attention-grabbing fiction to forget about all else and completely recharge. The Library now offers a Click & Collect service for…Continue Reading Time for fiction?