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Black History Month and our Rare Books Collection

For Black History Month last year we found a real gem of a book in our Rare Books Collection by the artist Paul Peter Piech (1920-1996). Piech started out his artistic career working in advertising and found his style worked

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Your questions answered: accessing eresources

Set up the University VPN if you can Setting up the University VPN (Virtual Private Network) makes accessing all our resources much easier.  You will have to log in less often and will have access to all those resources that

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Illustration students work on display in UoP Library

Come and see the beautiful sketches from our first year BA (Hons) Illustration students that we have on display in the library. Students were asked to explore the Library and Special Collections. They picked a topic from a ‘lucky dip’

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We love books – especially rare ones!

As February is the month of love, we have gathered together to share with you books from our Rare Books collection that all have red covers. Red being the colour of energy, passion and of course love. Have a look

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Have you visited China recently?

If you have returned from Wuhan in the last 14 days, the latest government advice is to: stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses call the NHS 111 to inform them of

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Divine Images from our Rare Books Collection

Over the past couple of months, our new Rare Books display case has been put to great use to show to you some of our collection that are not usually on display. In October we had the powerful artwork of

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Share and share alike

The library space, like the library collections, have to be shared between all our students.  We added 90 more study spaces this year alone and there really is is room for everyone, if everyone just takes their belongings with them

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Storytelling for grown-ups (in an academic setting)

Last month, September 12th, saw an interesting one-day symposium taking place at CCI Eldon building titled ‘Storytelling in Learning Development’. It was organised by Learning Developers/ Academic Skills Tutors from two faculties as a regional symposium of their professional body

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Happy Bi Visibility Day!

Happy Bi Visibility Day everybody!   Today we celebrate the full diversity of folk. Studies show that sexual diversity and fluidity is normal and widespread but that those who love both men and women feel they must hide their diversity

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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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