Ways your library is making home study easier

Did you know you can get scanned book chapters emailed to you and books posted to your home address? You can also pick up books you’ve requested at the same time as your B&W printing from the entrance area.

Check out all the ways we are helping you to study at home without disadvantage on our new working from home webpage, “Getting books and articles during lockdown“.

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Visiting the library

From Thursday 21 January, all staff and students wishing to access the library must show proof of a recent negative Covid-19 test received within the last five days. Click this link for full details.

We recommend only visiting the Library if it is really necessary. Only current staff and students can visit at the moment. You can request books to pick up from the entrance using out click and collect service and even request books be posted to you to save you visiting. Visit our lockdown services webpage to see the full range of services available.

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Discover Black History in the US one historic document at a time

Discover the slow but inexorable march to freedom for black people in the United States from the slavery abolition movement of the 1790s to the civil rights movements of the 1970s and on into the modern era in the Black Freedom Struggle in the United States archive.   

This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:

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New Lexis courses

Get Lexis Practical Legal Guidance certified

Become a pro at legal research. Stand out from the crowd. Add to your CV.

Choose a PSL Certification session and book through Eventbrite here.

Become commercially aware

Become a more employable pro able to use the commercial awareness tools from Lexis Library.

Choose a Commercial Awareness and Employability Talk and book through Eventbrite here.

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Staying well in academia

Academia can be a lonely and competitive place at the best of times, and working in isolation during lockdown makes everything more difficult. Happily there is inspiration in the form of a little book of inspiration, albeit written in the usual terse and cogent academic style, on building a support network, looking after yourself, and noticing (and acting on) warning signs before your health is put in jeopardy.

Being Well in Academia: Ways to Feel Stronger, Safer and More Connected

Why not slip in a chapter a day and protect your daily routine? Available now as an ebook from the University Library.

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New eBooks – November 2020

The following is a list of new ebooks received by the Library during November 2020 ordered by title. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.

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New Books – December 2020

The following is a list of new books received in the Library during December 2020 ordered by classmark. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.

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Happy holidays!

Wishing you all a restful (and/or productive, if you still have a small mountain of coursework to complete for January – don’t worry you won’t be alone!), a very Merry Christmas (if you are into that sort of thing), and a happy new year.

2020 has been a mixed bag for many of us. We have seen great change, social upheaval, mounting uncertainty, a drastic shift to online learning and the isolating challenge of social distancing, and many have felt seriously unsettled by the changes. Christmastime is a great opportunity to take stock, remind ourselves of all the good things in our lives, and seek respite from many of our worldly cares.

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A printer for all the people

You can now print in the Library without booking a study space!

Send documents to print from your phone, tablet or laptop by logging onto the University print management system, Papercut, and choosing “Web Print”. Once sent to the print queue, you can scan your student card to release them from the black and white printer beside the Click & Collect point, just to the right of the Library entrance area.

Plasticine man using  a printer.
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McGraw Hill limited-time Christmas offer of (e)books cheaper than from Amazon!

We don’t normally post this sort of thing but this is one offer that’s probably too good for some of you to ignore. Book and ebook publisher McGraw Hill is giving students a 20% discount off all their titles ready for next term, making buying direct from this supplier cheaper than Amazon!

Check out the online reading lists for next term and decide which of the (e)books you might want to buy from www.mheducation.co.uk

For your all-important 20% discount, use discount code MGH20UK4 at the checkout.

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