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Libraries Week. My Time. My Space. My Library part 2 – Leisure Reading

Libraries Week this year (8-13 October) focuses on wellbeing, an acknowledgement of the difference that libraries can make to peoples’ lives; from fostering a sense of community to providing a space for study or escapism. This is our second blog to celebrate Libraries Week, to read our first please click here.  Bibliotherapy is a growing …

Libraries Week 8-13 October 2018. My Time. My Space. My Library.

My Time. My Space. My Library. The theme for this year’s Libraries Week is wellbeing and we’d like to share some of the ways University of Nottingham Libraries can help you and your personal wellbeing thrive and flourish. 5 ways to wellbeing We think that Libraries are the ideal place to to help you to …

Getting started in libraries 2018/19

Welcome to our new students, and to all of our returners it’s lovely to see you again. We’ve had a busy summer getting ready for the start of the 2018/19 academic year. This blog has some helpful tips on getting started, as well as what’s new. Getting started First up  – our Week 1 to Week …

Libraries photo competition: The winners!

In May 2018 we set you the challenge of capturing, in photographic form, something you love about our libraries. Over 150 of you took up the challenge and entered our Libraries photo competition. The judging process was extremely tough. On the plus side, we were inundated with loads of truly wonderful images of our library …

Library play it, watch it, pause it – make the most of your study time in libraries

Play it, watch it, pause it. It’s peak library time both in terms of study productivity and numbers of people in the libraries. We’ve introduced some new initiatives into libraries that offer some quiet distraction for those of you who are spending more time with us and perhaps feeling more stressed out than usual. In …

#lovelibraries Photo Competition

Share your images of our libraries with us and you could win one of three prizes (1st prize £50, 2nd prize £30, 3rd prize £20), plus the chance to get your photo displayed in one of our libraries. University of Nottingham Libraries and the Students’ Union have teamed up to run a photo competition. We’re …

UoN Libraries support World Book Day and University Mental Health Day – 1 March 2018

World Book Day falls on Thursday 1 March 2018, which also coincides with University Mental Health Day. UoN Libraries have decided to do things a little differently this year, to mark the occasion of both of these events. We are pleased to present our Reading Well event, a collaboration between libraries and University academic colleagues Dr …

Student research showcase

Following the success of the Graduate School’s annual student research showcase, we thought we’d mount a scaled-down version in our libraries. And we’re pleased to say we have several prize winners involved! Babies: How big is too big? We’ll be displaying posters that bring to life research undertaken by students from across the University. The …

What would you want from a new Jubilee Library?

A new Library space to replace our two existing libraries has been proposed as part of developments at Jubilee Campus. We want to ensure that any new library meets the needs of the people who will be using it – our students and staff. So, we’ve come up with a very short survey to find out …

10th International Open Access Week

Celebrating Open Access! It’s the 10th International Open Access Week on 23-29 October 2017! This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what tangible benefits can be achieved by making scholarly outputs openly available. “Open in order to…” is intended as a prompt to go beyond talking about openness and focus instead …