Desert sandstorms, global pandemics and castles under attack!

Students co-operate to save the world on a Friday afternoon in the Library! You may have noticed something strange going on at the back of the Platform on Level 3 of the JHB Library on Friday 29 March… The Library has been collaborating with the award-winning Tabletop Gaming Society (Brookes Union Society of the Year …

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Happy 5th Birthday, JHB Library

Today (26 February 2019) is the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Headington Library in the John Henry Brookes Building. The former Headington Library (now totally unrecognisable as the Business School) closed for the final time on the evening of Friday 21 February 2014 and immediately the teams of professional book movers started to …

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“Can’t you just give us 2 sides of A4?” Stepping up Library use from school to higher education

People who work in libraries love talking to other people who work in libraries about good ideas and good professional practice. And school libraries and school librarians are key to helping pupils learn and succeed, both at school and in later study and life (as the #GreatSchoolLibraries campaign is currently pointing out!) So when I …

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Tell us your ONE library tip for first years

At the end of last semester we asked you to provide some tips for first year students.  We had some great responses from across all the sites.  Some were highly practical ('read the books') while others were more esoteric ('Pain is temporary, pride is forever').   In general the tips you provided broke down into broad …

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Easter Bunny feedback

Delivery from the Easter Bunny We asked students at Headington, Wheatley and Harcourt Hill to fill in postcards saying: Dear Easter Bunny, I’d love it if the Library could…   The feedback we received was fabulously varied and we got excellent responses from across the three sites.  (Swindon feedback coming soon!).  The general themes of the …

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