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Out of the Archives: Introducing our Special Collections

Some of you may have noticed that we have a new display case on the first floor of the University of Portsmouth Library. Our new display case has been especially built to display items from our Rare Books and Special

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A Narrative for Nora: from the smallest of clues to an international life story

It was small…only around 5cm by 3cm, a little wonky-looking, and greyscale. Hardly the most ostentatious of signals, tucked away from view on the inside cover of a slightly battered looking book written entirely in French. What it was that

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We love Penguins!

Here at Portsmouth University Library we love a Penguin, and not only Pablo and Pip our library mascots, but also Penguin books. Recently we have been lucky enough to receive a donation of books from a retired University of Portsmouth

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Beautiful Bookplates on Display

We have a collection of books on display in the Atrium of the Library which show some of our Rare Books and in particular the beautiful bookplates inside. We have found that we have bookplates in our collection designed by

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Find comfort in the library

Are you missing home? in need of some comfort? Or, just love a bit of nostalgia? In that case pop along to the University Library and take a look at our amazing collection of children’s books. We have a beautiful

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I suggest you make a suggestion!

Welcome back and a warm welcome to our new students! Over the summer we’ve missed you here at the library. We have particularly missed reading the thoughts and the ideas you add to the Online Suggestion Box found on the Library

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New bus route and timetable from 1 August

Following the closure of the Langstone campus and consultation with the Students’ Union (UPSU), the university bus service will take a new circular route and follow a revised timetable from 1 August 2018.  You can download the new timetable here.  

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Reading for Pleasure – Happy days are here again!

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and at this time of year students and staff are particularly under strain busily preparing for exams, completing dissertations and finishing off final submissions. Our brains are crammed with ‘useful’ information, our bodies

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Realms of Gold – Exploring Our Rare and Special Collections.

Have you ever spotted on the catalogue that some of our books are kept in the Rare Books Collection? Did you wonder why?  Or imagine what else is in there? Here at the library, staff treat all our books with

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Historical gleanings on Government House

Ever wondered how there was room for such a spacious library with park surrounding it in the middle of the urban sprawl that is Portsmouth? The answer might surprise you… 

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