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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 …

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so”, but not “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” Reading Groups!

As part of this year’s Nottingham Reading Programme the university has chosen Douglas Adams’ classic “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. All first year students were given the opportunity to pick up a special UoN edition. We are running a series of Reading Groups until Thursday 8th December in libraries. It’s an opportunity to get involved with …

You can find more than Hollywood in Hallward…

On Sunday evening the 88th annual Academy Awards (Oscars) are taking place in Hollywood. The event has been dogged by controversy as for the second year in a row no actors of colour have been nominated for awards. This has prompted the re-emergence of #OscarsSoWhite trending. The debate highlights on-going issues about a lack of …

Tis the season to be jolly…

And curl up on the couch… As you take a break from classes, UoN libraries have a great collection of seasonal films and TV you can enjoy from home! In our libraries we have DVD copies of some Christmas classics such as: Frank Capra’s 1946 It’s a Wonderful Life (Hallward Short loan DVD PN1997.F727), a …

Library Customer Survey 23 November to 7 December 2015

Our annual library customer survey will run from 23 November – 7 December 2015 and we would really like to hear from you. With over 2.2 million visits to our 8 libraries every year we know we are popular but without your feedback we cannot improve our service, or make your experience better. Our survey …

Six reasons why we think the Djanogly Learning Resource Centre is incredible

Did you see that Djanogly Learning Resource Centre on the Jubilee Campus was included in the 15 Of The Most Incredible College Libraries Around the World?  Naturally, we were very excited to see our inclusion in the article, written by Hannah Nelson-Teutsch, on blogging website, Bustle. We wholeheartedly agree with Hannah,  if you haven’t been over to DLRC, here are …

Back to the Future for this librarian #MeantToBe

Back to the Future, a librarian from the University of Nottingham reminiscing about her A level results way, way, way back in 1990 and how they shaped her present. A step back in time of 25 years when we could only dream of conquering the world on a hover board!   The summer of my A level …

Do you love words and language?

If so, perhaps you went to the Lowdham Book Festival 2015, Nottinghamshire (19th – 28th June 2015)? Now in its 16th year, the event is organised by The Bookcase and takes place during Independent Bookshop Week, a national celebration of bookshops in all their glory. If you’re a true logophile (one who loves words) you …