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Your Library This Christmas, 2022

2022 is nearly over! As the autumn term draws to a close, we have information about our Christmas opening hours, and details of our holiday themed activities. To skip to different sections of the blog post please use the links below… OPENING HOURS – IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES – CHRISTMAS WISHES PADLET – FESTIVE FILMS Opening Hours […]

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Focus on Special Collections

Welcome to our Focus on Special Collections blog! In this blog, we will be looking at what special collections are, and why they are useful for research. what are special collections? Special collections are made up of materials that are stored under controlled conditions, and with controlled access, usually for one or more reasons: As […]

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6-hour Laptop Loans Trial!

The Library is trialling a new 6-hour loan period for our laptops!   Up until now, you have been able to borrow one of our laptops for 3-hours maximum.  We’ve gathered feedback from students and longer loans have been highly requested. As a result of this feedback we’re now running a 6-hour loan trial.   The trial […]

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International Open Access Week 2022

What is open access week? International open access week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the benefits of open access, and to help inspire wider participation in the open access movement. The aim is to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research. What is open access? […]

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Returning Students – Welcome Back!

Hello and welcome back to our returning students! Whilst you’ve been away, we’ve been busy working to improve your experience when using library services. Keep reading to find out what’s new: What’s changed? Library Search: The biggest change over the summer has been our switch to a new Library Search! The new search will be […]

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Welcome To The Library

Welcome Week is here! We have lots of activities planned in October, so you can learn more about the Library and what we offer. Keep reading to find out how you can get involved! What’s happening: Library tours: At Colchester: we’ll be running guided tours Monday 3 October – Friday 14 October 10am-6pm, no need […]

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Bank holiday for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral

A state funeral for Her Late Majesty will be held on Monday 19 September and a statutory bank holiday has been announced. As such our University will join others across the nation in closing certain aspects of our services across the three campuses on Monday 19 September in order for staff and students to mourn.  Read the University of Essex’s […]

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Library Discovery Days

Discover how the Library can enhance your teaching and research! All academic staff are invited to our libraries for a series of events which will showcase key services and collections that can be utilised in your teaching and research. The events are an opportunity to meet staff from across Library and Cultural Services, and a […]

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