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Better World Books update

Around this time last year to coincide with World Book Day, we told you about our relationship with Better World Books (BWB) which turns our withdrawn library stock into funds to support our chosen Literacy Partner, Read International. We’re celebrating World Book Day again today and there’s lots going on across our libraries. It seemed the ideal …

A little corner of China in GGL

From 16-24 January, in a quiet corner of George Green Library on A floor, Chinese brush artist Jiang (Jack) Hongsheng is offering students and staff the opportunity to take a break from work and exams. With Jack’s demonstration and encouragement, you can learn how to paint some of China’s most iconic flora, from plum blossom …

Study anywhere: Study here

Happy New Year everyone! January means a fresh start, resolutions and, of course, examinations. January is named after Janus, the God of doorways, and our doors are always open to you. Particularly during exam periods when most of our libraries are open 24/7. Nevertheless, we fill up quickly (look out for the ‘space availability boards’ by …

Library Christmas Cheer with the #singinglibrarian

Back by popular demand, and in case you missed our Singing Librarian last year, here she is again. Happy Christmas one and all! We have so many wonderful festive musical treats in our library collections at the Denis Arnold Music Library , ranging from the heavy duty vocal score Gloria in excelsis Deo (Cantata) for Soprano,Tenor-Solo and …

Have your say in the Library Survey 2016

Our annual library survey will run from Monday 28 November to Monday 12 December and we would really like to hear from you. With over 2.2 million visits to our 8 libraries each year we know we are popular, but without your feedback we cannot improve our service or make your experience better. Our survey offers …

November NUsearch update

NUsearch has been updated! NUsearch will be updated four times a year. This update includes some new functionality, improvements to existing features, and fixes for known issues. We hope these changes will be useful to you. New functionality New Titles Refine Option Run a search and you can now filter your results to show new …

Christmas Opening and Borrowing

Things work a little differently over the Christmas period in the libraries. Read on to make sure you’re fully clued up about our opening times, borrowing periods and recall policy.                   Opening times Hallward George Green DLRC Business Greenfield Medical James Cameron Gifford Now- 16  December 24/7 …

Make the most of the new George Green Library

The new George Green Library is now complete! To help library users – new and returning – find their way around, lookout for the boards at each entrance of the library indicating how busy the library is, and where space and help is available. More than just a library There are a number of features …

Kanopy video streaming at Nottingham

Following a successful trial back in June, we’ve recently introduced an online video streaming service, Kanopy. The collection contains over 26,000 award-winning documentaries, training videos and feature films which can be streamed from any location on various devices. Around 850 producers contribute to this “Netflix-like” platform, including  Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, Green Planet Film, DEFA East …

“Burne this lettre, for it is to dangerons…..” State Papers Online, 1509 -1714

We’re delighted to bring you news that all four Parts of British State Papers Online are now available. A few years ago (before our blogging days!) we acquired Parts 3 and 4. We trialled Parts 1 and 2 in March, when usage surged at 6,984 full text downloads and 7,099 retrievals, giving a clear indication …