Tag: accessibility

Business Library re-opening 16th November

Lobby of Business Library

We are pleased to announce that the Business Library at Bunhill Row will re-open on Monday, 16th November from 09:00 – 21:00. Monday to Friday. Bookable study spaces, PCs and specialist financial terminals will be available in addition to a click and collect service for requested books. Please ensure you book a study space or…Continue Reading Business Library re-opening 16th November

Book Study Spaces

Study spaces

Need somewhere to work quietly and comfortably?  Desks for studying at the Northampton Square and Business School Libraries are available to book on the CityLibrary website.  There are study spaces with and without PCs and computers with financial resources.  Access to the Library is only available to students and staff who have items to collect or have booked individual study spaces. You must book ahead of…Continue Reading Book Study Spaces

Financial databases on site access

Computers in the Financial Resources Zone Resources

We are pleased to announce that Financial resources on site are now available to students. For those of you able to come to campus, 12 terminals are currently available in the Business School at Bunhill Row, and 6 terminals at Northampton Square Library will be available from Monday 5th October….Continue Reading Financial databases on site access

5 accessibility tips, tools and resources to boost your home study

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Library Services are dedicated to working towards making our physical and digital spaces inclusive. Here we share 5 tips, tools and resources for accessible remote learning for everyone….Continue Reading 5 accessibility tips, tools and resources to boost your home study

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

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

Read&Write 12

        City Library Services are pleased to offer the latest version of TextHelp Read&Write 12. Read&Write is a collection of tools to support your reading and writing. This application is often recommended for students who have a learning difference such as dyslexia, but the support tools can be beneficial for everyone. Use…Continue Reading Read&Write 12

10 CityLibrary hacks for new students

Planning on venturing into the Northampton Square Library for the first time? Here are 10 hush-hush hacks only those in-the-know know…. (1) There’s a lift from the main entrance direct to Level 2 Our Library is accessible which is great if you use a mobility aid, and even greater if you just don’t like stairs….Continue Reading 10 CityLibrary hacks for new students

How to: Speak to your computer

  This post will consider the benefits of speech-to-text tools. It will discuss software available at City with speech-to-text capability and also some free options. It’s that time of year when you might be writing up a dissertation or thesis, or you may be using time over summer to reflect and explore new ways of…Continue Reading How to: Speak to your computer

How to: Hear text “read aloud”

This post explores text-to-speech as a reading support tool. It will discuss software available at City with text-to-speech capability and also some free options. Text-to-speech at City TextHelp Read&Write software is a suite of accessibility and organisational tools in one convenient toolbar, designed to support the reading and writing of students of all abilities. You can use…Continue Reading How to: Hear text “read aloud”