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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 …

Finding study space and support during exams

With the Beast from the East now a distant memory, spring bulbs popping up across campuses and (finally!) some sunshine and blue skies, it’s time to start planing for the Summer exam period. In Libraries we know how hard it can be to find a space to study during exam season. We also appreciate it …

Multimedia collections in University of Nottingham Libraries

University of Nottingham Libraries has a wealth of free multimedia services that can be used by students and staff. If you just use YouTube or Netflix to find films or documentaries, then you’re missing out on valuable material that will both enlighten and entertain. This post highlights 3 of these services: DVD collection Box of …

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’s new in Libraries for 2017/18?

Welcome back to your University of Nottingham libraries for 2017/18. We’ve got some exciting news to share with you about changes and improvements in our libraries and the services we provide. More Books! Students can now borrow more books at the same time, all students and academics can have 60 print books, plus 2 short …

More Books? How to make the most of your library collections

Our More Books service has been available for a few months already and is proving to be very popular! The service is designed to make it easier and quicker for students and staff to request books to be added to our library collections. This service is designed to help you choose the best route for getting hold …

Let’s celebrate women engineers – past, present and future

Today is International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), an annual event that celebrates the contribution and achievements of women in engineering. It aims to inspire current and future generations to achieve their potential by highlighting the amazing careers women can have in engineering. The event is in its 4th year and is organised by the …

Help finding study space during exams

Picture the scene. Your alarm fails to go off and on your way to campus the Indigo bus sprayed you with a torrent of muddy puddle water so you had to go back home to get changed. You finally arrive at the library to find that there are no spaces left to study (those helpful space boards …