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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Welcome to our Christmas Special Collections blog! This edition is based around the song The twelve days of Christmas, in which the narrator is sent gifts by their true love. The gifts increase in number with each day and each new gift is followed by a repeat of the others counting back to the first. […]Read More Twelve Days of 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 […]Read More Focus on Special Collections
Get the most out of your Library by attending our Library Fair! Drop-in to the ground floor of the Albert Sloman Library on 10 November between 12-2pm to find out more about our services and how we can support you. Our Library Fair is open to all students (and staff!) – everyone is welcome, no […]Read More Library Fair at the Albert Sloman Library
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 […]Read More 6-hour Laptop Loans Trial!
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? […]Read More International Open Access Week 2022
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 […]Read More Returning Students – Welcome Back!
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 […]Read More Welcome To The Library
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 […]Read More Bank holiday for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral
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 […]Read More Library Discovery Days
On Monday 29 August there will be a reduction of some library services. Please read on for information about our opening hours and which services will be available. Opening hours Colchester Monday 29 August – The main library will be closed, including the ground floor self-service area and floors 1 – 5. There will be […]Read More Bank Holiday opening hours
Our new Library Search is finally here! Over the past ten weeks we’ve been updating our website with information about the new Search and we’ve been working hard to get the Library Search ready. While the new Library Search is now available to use we may discover minor issues, so please be kind to us […]Read More Our New Library Search is LIVE!
Our new Library Search is arriving 28 June and we can’t wait to share it with you! Since the introduction of our current Library Search in 2021, we’ve received a lot of mixed feedback about our decision. We listened to and read through all the feedback on the current search, and we wanted to bring […]Read More You Said, We Did – Library Search edition
Are you new here and want to find out more about the Albert Sloman Library? Then look no further! The library is an important place on campus and knowing what we offer can help you get more from your studies. Located in the picturesque eastern edge of the campus, the Colchester library is a huge […]Read More Introduction to the Albert Sloman Library