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
Saturday 18th March: Fire alarm testing at Northampton Square Library
On Saturday 18 March our colleagues in Property and Facilities will carry out fire alarm sounder tests at Northampton Square. The testing will be audible throughout the Library, with intermittent alarms sounding for up to 20 minutes at any time 8-10 am and then again 2-6 pm. Whilst every effort will be made to keep…Continue Reading Saturday 18th March: Fire alarm testing at Northampton Square Library
Your Top 10 Films of All Time..!
With the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday the end credits will roll on another year of tearful acceptance speeches, surprising snubs and red-carpet wardrobe disasters. To mark the occasion we’ve crunched the numbers on our DVD collection to discover your most popular movies based on usage. Here are your all-time top ten. The results might…Continue Reading Your Top 10 Films of All Time..!
The Curious Case of Library Staff Love #14
Rather excitingly, and in typical crime fiction fashion, this month we received an anonymous tip-off. It seems that there’s something worth investigating on Level 5 of the Northampton Square Library and, luckily for us, our unnamed online-form-filler left some vital clues to help us take a closer look: Clue 1: “It’s got loads of great…Continue Reading The Curious Case of Library Staff Love #14
5 ways to take a break: Library-style
It could be because it’s exam season. There could be a coursework deadline looming. Either way, you’ve decided to camp out in the Library: you’ve remembered your water, cold snacks, laptop, and those fluffy slippers to keep your feet comfortably cosy. You’re ready-to-go with an all-night revision-a-thon. Your referencing is going to show Harvard who’s…Continue Reading 5 ways to take a break: Library-style
Northampton Square bookable silent study spaces return for 24/7 Opening
Bookable silent study spaces will return for the January 24/7 period at Northampton Square. Students can book a space to study on weekdays from 3rd – 20th January. Sessions of two or three hours are available between 9am and 9pm and users can book one session a day, with a maximum of two per week. Each…Continue Reading Northampton Square bookable silent study spaces return for 24/7 Opening
Invasion of the pod people
Did you guess what was in the huge pile of boxes on Level 3? It wasn’t, as suggested by many, an indoor tennis court for giants, although 10 out of 10 for imagination. Instead, the library elves have been busy putting together our stylish new top-of-the-range study pods. Combining comfort and practicality, the new seating…Continue Reading Invasion of the pod people
Library Staff Love #9: GSLC
Here’s a thing. We try not to use abbreviations unnecessarily because unless you know what they stand for it can be really unhelpful. But, OMG can they be fun too, especially if you’ve got a GSOH (IMHO). They’re also ubiquitous in our everyday lives. Do you live on a ‘Ave’? When was the last time…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #9: GSLC