Since mid-March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic made its presence felt in the UK, we have been in the process of continuously transforming the services our libraries offer in response. Throughout this process our aim has been to keep you, our users, at the heart of our thinking, both in terms of your needs and […]Read More Transforming Library Services in response to COVID-19
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 […]Read More Your Library This Christmas
Open Days are your chance to explore the place that will become your second home, so it’s fair to say they’re a big deal. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the library is currently closed, so it’s sadly not possible to visit us in person. But that need not hold you back. With our whistle-stop virtual tour, […]Read More Open Day: Take a tour of the Loughton Library
Struggling to find resources while studying from home? This helpful guide will show you how to browse the library in lockdown.Read More A crash course in browsing the library online
We want Library services and facilities to be shaped around your needs as our users, so we’re always eager to hear what you have to tell us about how well we’re doing. Comments received as part of the National Student Survey are a really important source of information which help us decide where to focus […]Read More Making the Library better together
On 5 February, the Library Advisory Group (LAG) met for the second time this academic year, and we were once again pleased by the turnout of staff and students. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who was able to attend – for the full two hours or even just five minutes. […]Read More February Library Advisory Group
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 […]Read More New for 2020!
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 […]Read More The Library Over The Holiday
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 Laptop Loans Arrive In Southend & Loughton
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 Open Access Week!