We know referencing can be tricky, which is why we like to offer you help at the immediate point of need, via chat, email and our library skills drop-ins. We also realise that sometimes a quick conversation isn’t quite enough, and you’d like to sit down and talk through referencing with someone who can explain it in a bit more depth, or look at a few more examples. That’s why we’re making our APA referencing experts available for bookable 30 minute online appointments!

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 …

What’s on in the Library over the Summer Read more »

Our NFWB collection inspired Havant College textile students to make art. Their work is exhibited near a complemental display of books from our Rare Books Collection. Looking at both displays it is not easy to see which came first, the …

April’s book display from our Rare Books Collection Read more »

The Near and Far World Books collection of illustrated children’s books is inspiring, and it certainly inspired the A-level students from Havant and South Downs College, whose work is currently displayed beside the books that inspired them.

We’re all aware of the need to be as environmentally friendly, accessible, and up to date as possible, but we also know that sometimes a printed guide can be a really useful thing. We designed Referencing@Portsmouth to be an online …

Short, printable APA referencing guides now available Read more »

If you haven’t done so already, check out the first floor atrium of the Library where we have on display amazing art from the MA Illustration students and from the Library’s Special Collections we have some beautiful Ordnance Survey maps. …

MA students’ art work and maps from our Special Collections on display Read more »

Come and see the beautiful sketches from our first year BA (Hons) Illustration students that we have on display in the library. Students were asked to explore the Library and Special Collections. They picked a topic from a ‘lucky dip’ …

Illustration students work on display in UoP Library Read more »

As February is the month of love, we have gathered together to share with you books from our Rare Books collection that all have red covers. Red being the colour of energy, passion and of course love. Have a look …

We love books – especially rare ones! Read more »