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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 …

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 …

November NUsearch update

NUsearch has been updated! NUsearch will be updated four times a year. This update includes some new functionality, improvements to existing features, and fixes for known issues. We hope these changes will be useful to you. New functionality New Titles Refine Option Run a search and you can now filter your results to show new …

Kanopy video streaming at Nottingham

Following a successful trial back in June, we’ve recently introduced an online video streaming service, Kanopy. The collection contains over 26,000 award-winning documentaries, training videos and feature films which can be streamed from any location on various devices. Around 850 producers contribute to this “Netflix-like” platform, including  Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, Green Planet Film, DEFA East …

“Burne this lettre, for it is to dangerons…..” State Papers Online, 1509 -1714

We’re delighted to bring you news that all four Parts of British State Papers Online are now available. A few years ago (before our blogging days!) we acquired Parts 3 and 4. We trialled Parts 1 and 2 in March, when usage surged at 6,984 full text downloads and 7,099 retrievals, giving a clear indication …

The Nation Digital Archive

Back in June, we offered you trial access to The Nation Digital Archive. Towards the end of the financial year, we were fortunate to receive some grant money. We’re delighted to bring you ongoing access! The Nation Archive contains indexing, abstracting, and full text for the complete archive of The Nation, beginning with its first issue in …

Nick Hern Books Modern Plays #theatre #lovey!

Working with the School of English, the library recently bought this groundbreaking collection of almost 400 titles from specialist theatre publisher, Nick Hern Books. The collection of plays, screenplays and theatre books features important works from Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, David Edgar, Helen Edmundson, Liz Lochhead, Conor McPherson, Rona Munro, Enda Walsh and Nicholas Wright. My dad said he jumped buses. …

Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: world-class productions, just ‘as you like it’!

Globe on Screen is dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the theatre for which he wrote. We’re delighted to have been able to invest in this collection to support one of the School of English’s priority teaching areas.   Dr Peter Kirwan, Assistant Professor in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama writes: “Globe on Screen is an invaluable …

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) upgrade

August Upgrade Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is being upgraded throughout August. A new Box of Broadcasts went live on 1 August, which you can access now. However, there will be limited content and functionality available during the upgrade period. You won’t be able to access your saved clips and playlists, or some archive content broadcast …

New news, old news – Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004

In March, we trialled the Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 giving you access to more than 100 years of the Daily Mail newspaper. During that month, you spent 32,077 minutes searching the archive, you busy lot! Towards the end of this financial year, the library received some grant money which we’re delighted to invest in our collections. …