Category Archives: General Library News

Announcements about computer downtime, staff availability, etc.

The Great Summer Book Shuffle

With most students away over the summer, we have been rolling up our sleeves and having a book reshuffle. Sometimes this task seems like a Tetris-like feat of shelf engineering, but it’s certainly worth it to give the books a little … Continue reading

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It’s oh so quiet…

Annually during Easter term, a couple of changes occur to make the Library a pleasant environment for everyone to revise and study. With more people than usual using the Library during the Easter vacation, we have introduced these changes slightly earlier than normal in … Continue reading

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Welcome PGCE students 2016-2017!

A warm welcome from the Library team to all the new PGCE students who have started their studies today! Hopefully, you are now starting to find your way around the College and have found the Library in the Mary Allan … Continue reading

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What to expect in the Library during Easter Term

During the Easter term, a number of temporary changes occur to make the Library a pleasant environment for everyone to revise and study. Squash & Biscuits: The library will be offering squash (cordial) and biscuits downstairs by the main entrance … Continue reading

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Library Help: A helpful guide to using Cambridge Libraries

Library Help is a new tool designed by Cambridge Librarians to be a ‘one stop’ access point to information about how to use Cambridge Libraries and the facilities and services they provide. Though still in the early stages of development, … Continue reading

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Using the Library during Easter Term

The Easter vacation has arrived, and with it are a number of temporary changes in the Library to hopefully improve everyone’s ability to revise and work there. First of all, from Monday 17th March, the 3-day slips used to keep … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland collection comes to Homerton Library

Thanks to a generous donation by Professor Maria Nikolajeva, we now have over 150 versions of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in the Children’s Literature Collection. Many of these are foreign language editions, including Russian, Spanish, Croatian and Hebrew, … Continue reading

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Colour-coded class marks

Over the vacation, we fiddled around a bit with Heritage so that the classmarks are now colour-coded to match the appropriate sections on our floor plans, and also to match the new signs we have put up on the ends … Continue reading

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Library services during the Christmas Vacation

While it is hard to believe, we are nearly at the end of term, and the Christmas Vacation will soon be here! All items borrowed between today and Thursday 28th November will be due on Friday 29th November, the fixed … Continue reading

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New members of the library team – James and Alys

We are very happy to welcome two new staff members, James Brigden and Alys Butler. We have asked James to introduce himself: Hi, my name is James and I am the library’s new cataloguer. After reading Politics at university I … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing a mystery book – case solved!

The library recently received a donation of children’s books for our Rare Books Collection. The majority of the donation consisted of early- to mid-20th century English children’s books, however the most intriguing item was a little German book. As the … Continue reading

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Vacation loans

Vacation loans begin on Friday 8th March. From 9.30 am on the 8th you will be able to borrow items for the vacation (or renew items that you already have out on loan). Vacation loans will have a due date … Continue reading

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Where have my books gone?

When you return to the library you may notice that your books are not on the same shelf as they were before Christmas. We have done a little bit of shuffling on the ground floor, to make more space on … Continue reading

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Library services during the vacation

For those of you going home this weekend: All items borrowed from the library are due back on the 17th January. Reservations may still be placed during the vacation, but they will not alter the due date of the 17th … Continue reading

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Remember the Reference Section (1): Quotations

Did you know… the reference section (to the right of the self-issue kiosk alcove) contains a variety of compilations of quotations? They range from literature to science and are fascinating for both academic and personal interest! Cassell Companion to Quotations … Continue reading

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Vacation loans

Vacation loans begin on Monday 26th November. From 9.30 am on the 26th you will be able to borrow items for the vacation (or renew items that you already have out on loan). Vacation loans will have a due date … Continue reading

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T’was the night before the night before the night before (etc.) … before Christmas

Christmas comes a bit earlier in Cambridge than it does in the rest of the world. Before December even arrives, most of the students will have left College, and so events such as carol services are held in November. To … Continue reading

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A closer look at the refurbished library

Our newly refurbished library has now been open for over a month. With the refurbishment we were able to make lots of improvements to the library. There is now more shelving than before for our growing collections, and there are … Continue reading

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Hello from Letty and Annie

Hi, my name is Letty and I’m the new part-time Library Assistant. I studied Classics at Robinson College and just graduated this summer, and now I am working here at Homerton on weekdays 9.00 – 1.00. I return the books and look after the … Continue reading

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Ribbon cutting ceremony for refurbished library

On Monday 15th we had a ‘grand opening’ of the newly refurbished library with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Principal Kate Pretty gave a short speech thanking everyone involved in the project, and then declared the library officially open as Professor … Continue reading

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