Research support sessions are coming to Southend!

On the 10 February, we’re bringing some of our Newcomers Research Week sessions to our Southend Campus. The sessions are aimed at Early Career Researchers, but anyone with an interest in the topics is more than welcome to come along, so spread the word! The sessions we are running are: The Open Access Escape Room (workshop... Continue Reading →

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 →

Disability History Month

Disability History Month (22 Nov-22 Dec) is an annual event in the UK that celebrates the achievements of disabled people, honours their struggle for equality and human rights, and remembers the history of the disability rights movement. This month includes HIV/AIDS Day (1 Dec), International Day of People with Disabilities (3 Dec), and International Human... 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 →

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