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Our top 4 library collections: how many can you name?

You might well have noticed the sweeping arc of glass cabinets flanking the book sorter in the Atrium, where our Glass Cupboard Collection of fragile and pop-up books are housed.  Did you know that you can borrow these items (including

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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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Micro Library

I had the pleasure of attending a public lecture recently, Lee Shearman: The Micro Library. Lee, who graduated in Fine Art from the University of Porsmouth in 1998, shared the highlights and some cautionary tales from his career so far.

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Review of the Special Collections Summer Event on 25th July

The University Library held an event on 25th July showcasing our Special Collections.  We invited members of the public to come into the library and discover for themselves what we had on offer. They seemed impressed and had no idea they

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Places still left for the Special Collections introduction

Places are still left for an introduction to the Library’s Special Collections open event on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. ¬†Discover how our rare books and collections ranging from art and architecture to literature, history and science can take your studies

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