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    Laptop Loans Arrive In Southend & Loughton

    November 13, 2019 by

    After the successful introduction of Laptop Loans at Albert Sloman Library last year, we were eager to extend this service to students at Southend and Loughton. For the past few months, Library Services and ITS have been working hard to put everything in place, and now we’re pleased to announce that Christmas has arrived early.… Read more

  • Witches and witch-finder

    Dive Into History: Early Modern European Witch-Hunts

    October 31, 2019 by

    Did you know Essex has a tragic history of witches and witch-hunts? This first instalment of our ‘Dive Into History’ series is the perfect Halloween read! Not everyone knows that Essex has a tragic history of witches and witch-hunts. Between 1644-47, the infamous self-titled ‘Witchfinder General’, Mathew Hopkins, who was born just up the road… Read more

  • 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

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