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A NUlook NUsearch – what do you think?

We’ve just launched a new beta version of NUsearch alongside the existing service. This new look NUsearch has been redesigned to provide you with a fresh interface which is cleaner and clearer, and fully responsive to mobile devices. The beta version is available until the end of June for you to try and tell us …

Djanogly: The Man Behind the Name

You may have noticed a similarity in the names of some buildings on our campuses and the wider area. They pop up all over our city! Djanogly Learning Resource Centre being a prime example. So just who is the person behind this memorable name? Sir Harry Djanogly  Sir Harry Djanogly was born on 1st August 1938 and …

Top tips for maximising your library time during exams (by a librarian)

So, exams are on the horizon. You need to get started on revision, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. From the myriad distractions of Halls, to the lure of daytime telly and all those little jobs that suddenly ‘need’ doing, getting your head into the books can seem daunting. Sound familiar? It’s time to hit the …

‘Rethinking the Story of the Kindertransports: Testimony, Artefacts, Identity’ an exhibition showing the importance of Kindertransports today

A blog about Amy Williams, creator of the exhibition entitled ‘Rethinking the Story of the Kindertransports: Testimony, Artefacts, Identity’ on display at the University of Nottingham’s Hallward Library (until 21 April). This exhibition was recently created by Amy Williams who is in the second year of her PhD at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). She is funded by …

Bookcrossing

“A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.” — Henry Miller The Books In My Life (1969)   Read a great book and just have to share it? …

An interview with Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre and biographer of D.H Lawrence

In the first of our series about writing and publishing we interviewed Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre in the School of English at the University of Nottingham. Andrew has recently published a biography, The Life of D.H. Lawrence, so we were keen to find out a little bit more about how and why this …

5 reasons to visit the Manuscripts and Special Collections reading rooms

The Manuscripts and Special collections reading rooms at King’s Meadow Campus are the hidden gem among the University of Nottingham libraries. Just a short hopper bus ride away from University Park and Jubilee Campus, they are a haven of quiet and scholarly study. Last summer they were completely refurbished to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of being …

Trial access – South Asian Newspapers (1864-1922)

Until 4 April, we have trial access to South Asian Newspapers. The collection provides online access to ten South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian …

We’ve listened, we’ve improved

Your views, experiences and feedback on library spaces, support and services – whether you’re a student or a member of staff – are incredibly important to us here at Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR). We aim to deliver the very best learning and research experience possible – through our library spaces, distinctive collections, learning …

Trial access: Archives of Sexuality & Gender – LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

  February is LGBT History Month. To celebrate we’re bringing you trial access to this archive which presents important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. Archives of Sexuality & Gender – LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Material in the archive draws from hundreds of institutions and organizations, …