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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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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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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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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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The plight of students past

The University Library opens 24/7 with telephone and online chat support round the clock and staff in the building to offer help and advice 12 hours a day during term-time, but turn the clock back less than 100 years and travel up to Scotland (it

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Free ebooks, anyone?

If the endless expanse of holiday gets you down(!) and you want to escape into a free (e)book (the public library service has lots to borrow and download for free), you could always check out the selection of 800 free ebooks from Open

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A tale of two libraries

Membership of Portsmouth City libraries (the local public library) is free and  you don’t even need to live in Portsmouth to use them.  They have access to fiction for pleasure reading, local history collections, and occasionally even textbooks that we do not, making them well

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Shelving at speed: the case of New York Public Library

New York Public Library re-opened the doors to its famous Rose Reading Room after two years of repair work to its ceiling.  Just getting the 52,000 books back on the shelves was quite a task, as this time-lapse video shows.

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 29/02/16

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll & Robert Sabuda. Last week I took a day off work to visit the British Library.  Along with other librarians we had a very interesting guided tour and I got to see the

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Reading for pleasure?

Saturday 6th February is National Libraries Day. Hurrah! All week we’ve been asking our users to recommend their favourite books using a board in the library atrium. There are an interesting selection on there so far, ranging from Jackie Collins

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