Author: David Bennett

Better resourced than ever before

You told us that our range of information resources was something that you valued highly. “The university library provides a fantastic service to all students. The texts available both in print and online editions are extensive.” We subscribe to more

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Eat, drink, and be happy

The Library Coffee Shop sells a variety of hot and cold drinks and snacks for you to enjoy in the Library or take away together with a mixture of dining tables and relaxed seating.  When the cafe is closed, just around the

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Please help us go green!

We have been going green steadily for years now and have won a silver NUS Sustainability Award for our efforts, of which we are really proud.  We recycle over 80% (sometimes nearer 90%!) of our rubbish, but we know we

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Relaxation on demand: just press play and chill

Steph from Sports & Recreation offers mindful relaxation sessions in the Library Meeting Room every Thursday afternoon for those who want to learn to unwind but for anyone who cannot make it, you can enjoy Steph’s relaxation sessions whenever you

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Here for you, whenever you need us

Open for you 24/7 We are now permanently open 24/7 during term-time, and open until midnight over the summer vacations.  We only close for summer bank holidays and a few days over Christmas and New Year. All our resources are

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Keeping the peace (or how not to have arguments)

The library can get very busy and nerves are easily frayed when people feel under pressure.  Even a whispered conversation can carry far and wide in a quiet, confined and echoey space.  At the other extreme, people working in splendid

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Taking your wellbeing to heart

Working with the Students’ Union, Student Wellbeing, and other local services, we have renewed our commitment to support your wellbeing at university. In collaboration with Sports & Recreation, we have introduced brief weekly relaxation sessions in the Library. When you

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Gender as accepted fact… gender as myth?

Society has for the longest time held that people can universally be divided along the lines of their anatomical gender.  We can see this plainly in the design of toilet blocks and changing rooms that segregate gender.  This overly simplistic

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Create your own cartoons!

If, like so many of us, you have tuned into a modern cartoon only to realise that you could do better, here is your chance.  Studio Ghibli (who produced the likes of Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away,

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Free trial access until 6 March 2019: Gale Reference Complete

Until 6 March 2019, we have trial access to Gale Reference Complete, including newspapers, scholarly literature and an archive.  Please let us know if you use it and find it helpful.  This will help us decide whether it is worth subscribing

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