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  • Open Access Week!

    October 21, 2019 by

    Open Access? What’s that? When a resource is Open Access, it means that the full-text is available without any cost to the reader. Open Access resources are also free of most copyright and licensing restrictions, meaning that they can be more easily shared and re-used. Open Access therefore removes barriers between readers and research, making… Read more

  • Donated art collection includes top 20th century British artists

    October 10, 2019 by

    We are pleased to announce that a prominent collection of 20th and 21st century works on paper by British artists including Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin, Lucian Freud and David Hockney has been donated to the University of Essex. The selection of artworks form part of the Priseman-Seabrook collection and incorporates work by internationally acclaimed artists.… Read more

  • Welcome To The Library!

    October 3, 2019 by

    Welcome Week is flying by, but there’s a few more days left to check out the activities and events still happening across our campuses. If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Library yet, this is your official invitation to wander over, take a tour of the building, and get to know the librarians.… Read more

  • Black History Month at the Library

    September 30, 2019 by

    There’s certainly a lot for us here at the Library to look forward to in October. Students are returning, term starts, there’s Halloween, and it’s Black History Month. The Students’ Union at Essex is preparing a jam-packed programme of activities for BHM, and the Library is delighted to be hosting a few of them. This… Read more

  • Albert Sloman Library – Floor 2 Refurbishment Update

    September 17, 2019 by

    Refurbishment work on Floor 2 of Albert Sloman Library’s south wing (original 1960s part of the Library building) started a few months ago, and we’ve been excitedly watching its transformation. The refurbishment will include: New furniture, carpets & lighting Power to all desks, so you can plug in your devices A reorientation of the shelves… Read more

  • Open Access Escape Room

    June 30, 2019 by

    Every year librarians from all over the world try to crack the code to engaging others with Open Access* during Open Access Week. Lectures, workshops and discussion groups might be extremely useful and have lots of exciting information… but it’s difficult to get people to see the value of coming to something that might seem… Read more

  • Postgraduates: What to look forward to…

    June 17, 2019 by

    The End has passed, and we will soon be at the end of the Summer Term. But we know this is not the end of the year for our postgraduate students. So what are we doing to support our students who will studying throughout the summer? Extended Summer Opening Hours Although we’re coming to the… Read more

  • Words with… Jonathan Lichtenstein

    February 28, 2019 by

    Held during International Holocaust Memorial Week at the Lakeside Theatre, this successful event gave a fascinating insight into both a very personal story and the historiography of a refugee from Nazi Germany and his family life in Britain afterwards. Hans Lichtenstein, father of Jonathan Lichtenstein (Professor in the Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies… Read more

  • Love/Break-up Letters UX Project

    February 20, 2019 by

    Eagle-eyed library users may have seen that during mid-February 2019, the Frontline Services Team at Colchester’s Albert Sloman Library ran a new UX project (one that should prove to be the first of many) in the entrance lobby. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the project invited users to tell us how they felt about… Read more

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