Category: SMCSE

LibKey Nomad, a useful tool for research

Library themed word cloud.

Searching for articles? LibKey Nomad is what you need! LibKey Nomad is the Chrome browser extension from Browzine that will help you find copies of either Open Access articles or articles that City subscribes to.   You can download the LibKey Nomad extension from the Chrome Store. You just need to select your institution (City,…Continue Reading LibKey Nomad, a useful tool for research

Copyright and Online Teaching

The following information about copyright has been compiled by Library Services to assist academic staff in preparing online material for students. Copyright Guide: City has a Copyright Guide. There is a section about Copyright and Lecturing; a lot of the information there is also applicable to preparing resources for online teaching. Digital course readings service: Scans of…Continue Reading Copyright and Online Teaching

New books – March 2020

We are adding new books to our collections every month. Use the carousel below to browse a diverse selection of the new titles added between January and March 2020 . Click on any cover to see where the book is located or to place a request. Want to recommend a book? Tell us what’s missing…Continue Reading New books – March 2020

Liberating CityLibrary

This month we’re excited to launch our new initiative ‘Liberating CityLibrary’ where we’re asking students and staff to recommend books to help us improve the diversity of our collections. We want to increase the range of books in the library written by people from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background, books by and…Continue Reading Liberating CityLibrary

CityLibrary gains Customer Service Excellence Standard

City’s Library Services Team has been awarded the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Standard.  The standard assesses a huge number of elements and criteria, including feedback from library users, to determine the highest quality service. This is something we could not have achieved if it was not for the help of our wonderful customers, both students…Continue Reading CityLibrary gains Customer Service Excellence Standard

Extended loan periods

To help you prepare for your exams, Library Services is giving you extended loan periods over the Christmas and New Year break.   Seven day loans If you borrow or renew a seven day loan on Friday 6th December you won’t have to bring it back until Friday the 3rd of January. 24 hour loans Pop…Continue Reading Extended loan periods

Hold that thought: Mind Mapping with MindGenius

Understanding, organising and retaining information can be challenging. While studying and working we often need to compose and organise our written work, understand complex topics and retain information. Mindmapping can be an excellent tool to help us meet these challenges. Depending on the task at hand mindmapping can be useful for almost everyone, but can…Continue Reading Hold that thought: Mind Mapping with MindGenius

Silent Study at Northampton Square

B411c silent study space

Returning students will notice that Level 6 is closed for refurbishment as part of our wider work to develop the library estate. Levels 4 and 5 are still available for silent study.  In addition to the silent spaces inside the Library, we have transformed B411c into a silent study room.  You can access this new…Continue Reading Silent Study at Northampton Square

Marianne Johnson – New SMCSE Subject Librarian

We would like to introduce Marianne Johnson, Subject Librarian for SMCSE.  Marianne will be working on Thursdays and Fridays as part of a new job share role with Verena Price. Marianne has a professional background in academic, banking and corporate libraries and comes from St Mary’s University, where she was responsible for library support for…Continue Reading Marianne Johnson – New SMCSE Subject Librarian

Book moves at Northampton Square

Books on Level 3 Northampton Square

Over the summer we installed nearly 700 metres of shelving on Level 3 and moved 1.2 km of books to spread the library stock across three levels of Northampton Square Library; the same length as Oxford Street from Oxford Circus to Marble Arch stations!  As a result you will see some empty shelves on Level…Continue Reading Book moves at Northampton Square