Category: Library Resources

Islamophobia Awareness Month 2023

A book display for Islamophobia Awareness Month.

This month we are supporting Islamophobia Awareness Month, a campaign aiming to showcase the positive contributions of Muslims and raise awareness of Islamophobia in modern society. The goal of this year’s campaign is to connect people from diverse backgrounds through the transformative power of storytelling. Join the conversation using the official hashtag #MuslimStories. Our new…Continue Reading Islamophobia Awareness Month 2023

Disability History Month at CityLibrary

A book display for Disability History month.

Explore Disability History Month at CityLibrary with a wide range of resources ready to borrow. Level 5 of Northampton Square Library has a book display that has everything from graphic novels, essay collections, poetry, and autobiographies. The Ebook Central Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collection has more books relating to disability but also to other areas…Continue Reading Disability History Month at CityLibrary

Seven recommended resources for your courses

Image of a human heart with text and labels.

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 provides interactive 3D models of human anatomy and physiology, diseases and treatments, covering over 600…Continue Reading Seven recommended resources for your courses

Trouble accessing an online resource? – Try our quick tips

A computer with City Library website open. Northampton Square can be seen in the background on a sunny day

You can find a wealth of online resources through CityLibrary: e-books, journal articles, databases, video and audio content… but in a world governed by different links and logins, browser settings, devices and providers, sometimes things may go wrong. Our E-access team members gave us a run-down of quick fixes that can help when you can’t…Continue Reading Trouble accessing an online resource? – Try our quick tips

Black Futures Month at CityLibrary

October is when City, University of London celebrates Black Futures Month. This year’s theme is Saluting Our Sisters and at CityLibrary, we have a display with all kind of genres available. The choice ranges from essay collections,  science fiction, biographies, and contemporary fiction.   There are also two lists on the Overdrive website and the Libby app…Continue Reading Black Futures Month at CityLibrary

Multi-Factor Authentication enabled for Library Services

A screenshot of a login window with a City logo, requesting to enter a verification code sent to a phone number.

By the end of day on Wednesday 5th July City’s Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) will have been enabled for all Library resources. MFA is already active for Library room bookings, appointments and workshops. MFA for the Library’s online resources will be enabled today, 4th July. MFA for your Library account will be enabled on Wednesday afternoon,…Continue Reading Multi-Factor Authentication enabled for Library Services

Banned Books

If you’ve visited the library at Northampton Square recently, you may have noticed our new display of banned books. Throughout history, books have been burned, withdrawn, suppressed, and censored by organisations such as governments and religious institutions. Just last year, the American Library Association documented over 1,200 challenges to books held in libraries and schools,…Continue Reading Banned Books

Pride at CityLibrary

Pride-themed book display .

In celebration of Pride month, CityLibrary has all kinds of resources to explore this June. Whether you want to learn about the history of the movement or catch up on a beautifully told fictional story, there’s something for everyone.     Kanopy has plenty of interesting leisure viewing, with some of the standouts being Derek…Continue Reading Pride at CityLibrary

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