Focus on Special Collections

Welcome to our Focus on Special Collections blog! This month we will be looking at one of our literary collections; the Donald Davie Archive. Background Donald Davie (1922-1995 was a poet, literary critic, editor, translator and academic. His published works include volumes of his own poems, works on the theory and criticism of poetry and […]

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Supporting your Exams in 2021

Your library is here to help you succeed during this year’s assessment period. From 26 April we’ll be supporting you in the following ways: Online Support via live chat & email Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, and via email only Sun 12-8pm (chat & email support will be unavailable on the Bank Holidays on 3 & 31 May). […]

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Art and Special Collections: LGBTQ+

Both our Art and Special Collections at the Albert Sloman Library have a wealth of LGBTQ+ material available for your teaching and research. The material spans the length of the 20th century and ranges from periodicals, books, drawings, and paintings.  A majority of our archival LGBTQ+ holdings stem from the pioneering research done by the Department […]

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Focus on Special Collections

Welcome to our Focus on Special Collections blog! Each month we will look at different collection and find out about the person or people who created it, the historical and social background, the contents of the collection and its possible research applications. This month we are looking at the Nolan Committee Papers. Background The Nolan […]

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You Said, We Did

Our lives have changed significantly in the last 12 months, but one thing has remained the same: our commitment to our users! We are extremely grateful for all the feedback and comments you have provided us with, which have given us a really useful insight into what changes to implement in order to meet your […]

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Your Library This Easter

Spring has arrived and Easter is on the way! 🌼 We’ll be taking a break over the holiday period, so please read on for information about our opening hours and the services which will be available during this time… opening hours and services 🐣 The last Click and Collect slots (Colchester campus) and Choose your […]

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Your Library This Christmas

We’re finally nearing the end of 2020! As the term draws to a close we have some information about library services to share, alongside some holiday themed engagement activities. To skip to different sections of the blog post please use the links below… LIBRARY SERVICES • ADVENT CALENDAR CHRISTMAS TREE PADLET • HOLIDAY FILMS opening […]

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Owlbert Investigates – November

Owlbert’s Special Item of the Month Greetings! It’s time for another look at one of the fascinating items from Special Collections. This month, I’m investigating a book from the collection of the Colchester Medical Society. As you can see from the outside, the book is plainly bound and looks old and quite well used, so […]

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