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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, …

Trial access: People’s Liberation Army Daily database (1949-2016)

Jiefangjun Bao, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily is the official newspaper of the People’s Republic of China Central Military Commission. First published on 1 January 1956, it acts as the authoritative media of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to release military news and comprehensive military-related information. This digital archive, hosted on the East View …

Trial access – Caribbean history resources

Until 17 February, we have trial access to two Caribbean history collections which are part of the ‘Archive of Americana’ published by Readex. Access the trial here, and then choose from these two options: America’s Historical Imprints  – Access to Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920 America’s Historical Newspapers  – Access to Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 We’d love …

NOOC winter study stress!

It’s that time of year again, with deadlines and exams looming, so now is a good time to remind everyone about our Nottingham Open Online Courses (NOOCs), which you can access and sign up for through Moodle. Our NOOCs are comprised of different activities and materials which explore library and study skills to support your …

We love this project – Words for Walls

You may have heard about the Words for Walls project already because it’s been running since May 2016, and was officially launched as part of the Festival of Literature at the Nottingham Five Leaves Bookshop. We have fallen a bit in love with this project at Library Matters, and have been promoting via Twitter @UoNLibraries …

“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 …

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 …