New for 2020!

We’re thrilled to be able to begin 2020 by unveiling the newly refurbished floor 2 of the Albert Sloman Library. The space has been transformed with new furniture and carpets as well as a different layout to make it easier to find what you need. There is also power to every desk. We designed this... Continue Reading →

The Library Over The Holiday

Library Services at the University of Essex would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and congratulate you all on a brilliant autumn term. This term we had an eventful Welcome Week, celebrated Black History Month, added a new art collection, and extended laptop loans to Southend and Loughton. It's... Continue Reading →

Open Access Week!

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... Continue Reading →

Welcome To The Library!

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.... Continue Reading →

Black History Month at the Library

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... Continue Reading →

Love/Break-up Letters UX Project

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... Continue Reading →

Your library over the holiday

Your library over the holidays First off, Library Services at the University of Essex would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and congratulate you all on a brilliant first term of the year. Thank you all for getting involved and helping to make the Library a better place for... Continue Reading →

Words with. . . BISI ALIMI: The Angelic Troublemaker

East 15 Acting School, E15 Students Union and University of Essex Library Services are delighted to announce a special event marking Black History month, when we will welcome the distinguished LGBT campaigner and activist Bisi Alimi for an evening that will shake up your thinking about race, sexuality and how we make the world a better place. Bisi Alimi is an... Continue Reading →

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