The Library is situated in AG17, College Building, on the ground floor. If you can’t find it, please check the campus map: city.ac.uk/visit.
Who can access it?
Access is restricted to City Law School students and staff.
What about the Innovation Centre Library?
The Innovation Centre Library is now closed. All textbooks have been moved to College Building, along with law reports and journals. If you have trouble locating the resource you need, please ask a member of staff at the Help Desk.
Please come and visit us, we will try to answer all the questions you might have. Alternatively, please contact us at: email@example.com.
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 session can be booked up to one week in advance. The full terms and conditions are on the bookings page.
The spaces themselves are on Level 5 and can be found on the Spencer Street side just beyond the help desk. They are even specially decorated to show which is which too!
Pubs. Coffee shops. Quiz nights. Private parties which come with embossed invitation cards and stringent dress codes. There are many ways in which Librarians choose to spend their time away from the Library.
However, they’re at their best socialising in the workplace.
The thing I love most about CityLibrary (and in fact the world of libraries as a whole) is the engagement with our users- you.
To start with, Librarians are all over social media: exchanging ideas, sharing opinions, talking to people; and it has become a great way for us to get feedback on the things we do well and the things we could do better. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or even LibChat, we love to know what you think and to hear about your experiences whilst part of our community here at City, University of London.
Or, if typing and clicking isn’t your thing, why not try Chat Classic? We have staff at service desks across all of our sites (as well as ‘roving’ throughout the Northampton Square Library) who are more than happy to help out with in-person enquiries. Or to just have a natter really.
So do come along, say hello, send us your Tweets and messages, or waive frantically to grab our attention, whatever works for you.
The humble dustbin comes in a variety of forms and synonyms, none more exciting than the dazzling array of new multi-purpose bins we have across all the Library sites. Simon B in particular is a big fan of our new bins and wanted to share with everyone just why he loves them so:
“The new bins are great… real snazzy and come in a fetching palette of soothing greys, black and green. You can put recyclable waste in the green bit and non-recyclable waste in black bit, and as long as food has been emptied from the containers you can recycle them… the new bins help support the University’s waste management policies and encourage sustainable processes.”
We hope that having more snazzy bins throughout Library spaces has made it much easier for users to dispose of plastic packets and cardboard containers, especially since the new policy on allowing cold snacks was introduced.
Yes, this month’s recommendation comes from Louise D. and highlights how the Northampton Square Library now offers all of our students and staff the chance to play out a fluffy-white-cat-spinning-chair fantasy…
But why does Louise love the purple chairs?
“I love these chairs, because… they were in use the moment they went out, and they offer a beautiful view of the square. Particularly in autumn with the trees changing colours. I’ve worked in a number of different areas of London throughout my career and I love the fact NSQ Library overlooks such a green and quiet (some of the time) space. Purple Peace amongst the chaos.”
Yes, it’s been great to see students enjoying the Library spaces and feeling comfortable and relaxed, which is particularly important during stressful periods like exam time.
(If you would like to share what you love about the Library, let us know!)
We have spent this summer adding some great new resources to our collections, we’ve made a number of changes and improvements to our facilities, by moving collections we have created extra study spaces at Northampton Square and Cass, we have new lighting and furniture throughout Gray’s Inn Place. We’ve also been part of a University wide project to improve the printing and photocopying facilities, and deliver a more environmentally friendly service.
Our Subject Guides have been fully updated and Academic Library Services have been busy creating a number of new workshops which will run throughout the year. We hope these will help you access our high quality collections and offer you effective support for your study and research.
Many of the improvements we have made over the past year have been as a direct result of student feedback, including our annual Library Loves … Feedback, the University wide Your Voice Our Action campaign, and of course the results of the National Student Survey. I am delighted to say that Library Services improved its score from last year by 3% to 89%. I am very proud of my staff and all they achieve but we want to do even better this year, so please remember to share any comments you have with us. You can do this through speaking to us in person, contacting us via email or using the new feedback pages on our website. We look forward to working with you and wish you all the best for your studies in the year ahead.