"We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

Are you a budding astronomer? If so, a group of astronomy enthusiasts has now published a guide for those trying to break into the hobby: Best Astronomy Books for Beginners – Simple, Practical Guides for Stargazing with Binoculars or a …

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Library eresources are temporarily unavailable off campus for all users, even those using the VPN. It is possible to access these resources in the Library building, which is open until midnight tonight and from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday. Unfortunately, we cannot contact the team who can resolve this problem until Monday. We are very sorry for this horribly timed technical fault.

Come view Dr Annabel Tremlett’s latest photography exhibit exploring the self-identity and lifestyles of Roma, Gypsy, and Traveller communities in celebration of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month, now showing in the library ground and first-floor display areas. 

Thomson Reuters are running a full programme of webinar sessions covering Westlaw UK, Westlaw International, and Practical Law from September through to the end of November 2022.  Pick a webinar at the date/time which suits you best. If you can’t get onto a session, let us know because it is easy to arrange more sessions if required.

Summer is here, the weather is great (today!) and we all have a little more time to relax and take a break. We will be open over the summer though, so pop in, say hi, and pick up some holiday …

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From Monday 20 June, we will be operating an ‘on request’ Duty Librarian service. The Duty Librarian office itself will be closed but you can ask to ask to speak to the duty librarian 9 am – 5 pm, Mondays – Fridays, just like during term-time.

Essentially, the duty librarian will be on hand, they just don’t want to sit in total isolation all day, hoping to speak to someone before they go mad with loneliness.

Love it, hate it, fail to see the point of it, or not know what it is or how it came about – it is rare to find someone who has absolutely no opinion about the world’s most political musical competition, the Eurovision Song Contest. For years, I have pondered what was missing from this glitzy extravaganza, and today I happened across the answer: Lego.

Bring your USB-C socketed device or borrow a university laptop, plug in and play using our massive curved screen and desktop peripherals.

Plug your chosen device into one of our plug-in-and-play stations on the first floor and enjoy the use of a mouse, full-size keyboard and a monitor so large it had to be made curved for you to be able to see everything from side to side without moving! It’s the best of all possible worlds: the power and customizability of your own device with the luxury of a dedicated, modern desktop setup and peripherals.