Women’s History Month

A collage of two pictures. The top one features a shelf of books about women of Law Library's book display. The bottom part is a screenshot of a collection on overdrive.

International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, and Women’s History Month throughout the month, are annual events held to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history, to focus greater attention on issues to do with women’s rights and gender equality, and to discover previously neglected heritage. To mark this, we’ve created a Women’s History Month’s book…Continue Reading Women’s History Month

Read for pleasure: fiction books recommended by CityLibrary staff

Read for pleasure book display at Northampton Square Library

People tend to think of academic libraries as places with lots of textbooks and obscure titles for research on the most unimaginable things. Of course, CityLibrary has all that, too, but we have a broad collection of fiction as well! To highlight this, CityLibrary News recently surveyed members of CityLibrary staff to learn what books…Continue Reading Read for pleasure: fiction books recommended by CityLibrary staff

Expanding digital resources

Screenshot of the Databases A-Z list.

We’re focused on keeping the collections fresh, up-to-date and evolving – and that’s why we’re pleased to announce the expansion of some key online resources….Continue Reading Expanding digital resources

LGBT+ History Month 2022

A photo of LGBT+ History Month's display of print books

February is LGBT+ History Month, marked each year to coincide with the abolition of Section 28 back in 2003. It’s time when we pay extra attention to try and break the silence that surrounds the lives of people who do not fit the conventional ideas about sexuality and gender. We look back at the histories…Continue Reading LGBT+ History Month 2022

Wellbeing: remember to take care of yourself

The exam season is upon us all, and in the midst of all the worrying about the assignment deadlines and assessments it can be easy to forget about taking care of yourself. Here are some of our wellbeing tips: Take a break: look through the window, stretch your legs, do a puzzle for a bit…Continue Reading Wellbeing: remember to take care of yourself

Bookable individual study spaces

Bookable individual study spaces are returning at Northampton Square Library for the January assessment period. The bookable spaces are on Level 4 and Level 5 of the library and can be found on the Spencer Street side of University Building. Students can book a space to study for up to three hours, a maximum of five times a…Continue Reading Bookable individual study spaces

Take A Break through the Holiday and Exam Season

While studying, especially when working for exams, it is always important to stop every now and again to take a break.  There are so many ways that you can do this.  You could just get up and walk around outside, stretch your legs, have a drink or something to eat. And, being a library, CityLibrary…Continue Reading Take A Break through the Holiday and Exam Season

Resources to help you prepare for exams and assessments

Study Skills book display

That time of the year is almost there – ah, yes, we’re not talking about the Christmas break or the New Year, but the exams and assignment deadlines looming ahead! As frightening and stressful they may seem, fret not as there are resources out there to help you with your productivity, structure of your studies…Continue Reading Resources to help you prepare for exams and assessments

24/7 opening during the exam period

"24/7" written in neon colours.

The Northampton Square and Business libraries will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the January exam period, from Monday 10th January to Friday 28th January, 2022 (Business until 21st January). Library staff will be available at Help Desks and roving around as usual, with a security team in place overnight….Continue Reading 24/7 opening during the exam period