Restful reading over the winter vacation

Feeling buried under core and recommended texts? Need a breather? No worries! The library offers more than just textbooks and study materials!

📚 Reading for pleasure goes beyond academics, bringing joy and enhancing your well-being. 🌈


Fiction Books 📖

Take a break from studying and explore our Love to Read collection in the Library Café, discover Festive Reads in the Welcome Hall, or dive into the range available in Block D, Floor 1 (classmark P) at the Templeman Library. Classics and recent fiction await! 📚 For electronic access, check out titles available via Libby.

Films 🎬

If films are more your fancy, the library has resources for streaming and accessing film, television, and radio content. Dive into Kanopy’s classic film collections or explore British and World Cinema. IndieFlix is available to view feature films, shorts and documentaries via the Libby app .BFIplayer offers fantastic free clips and footage for your enjoyment – check out the selections. 🍿

Plays and Productions 🎭

Miss going to the theatre? Digital Theatre Plus provides access to around 300 plays and productions, from classics to contemporary theater. Enjoy performances from Shakespeare’s Globe and the Broadway Digital Archive. 🎥

TV and Radio 📺📻

BoB On Demand TV and Radio offer a diverse range of programs to watch and listen to, with an archive dating back to the 1950s. Explore public playlists and handpicked videos from other universities on your chosen topic. 🎶

Must-Read Classics Online 📜

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free e-books, offering the world’s great literature with a focus on older works. Choose from free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them, or read them online. 🌐

Classic Books Online from Library of Congress 🏛️

Access older titles electronically and enjoy author webcasts, including voices like Chinua Achebe and Isabel Allende. 🎙️

Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Horror Online 🚀👻

Check out Digital Fiction Pub for speculative works and emerging authors in the realm of sci-fi and fantasy. Who knows, you might discover the next Aldous Huxley or Neil Gaiman! 📚

Graphic Novels Online 📖🦸‍♂️

Indulge in visual delights by reading graphic novels online. Explore a blog post site dedicated to listing access to fantastic graphic novels. Personal favorites include ‘Fun Home’ by Alison Bechdel and ‘Persepolis’ by Marjane Satrapi.

Take a break from your studies, explore these options, and have a restful winter break! ❄️✨

Christmas edition (Pause for Paws)

Escape the holiday hustle and bustle with a paw-sitively delightful festive edition of Pause for Paws! Embrace the spirit of the season by joining us for an enchanting encounter with Coco, our certified Pets as Therapy dog. As you unwind from term time and prepare for winter break, take time out and immerse yourself in the unconditional love and joy that Coco brings.

What to Expect:

  • Cuddle time with Coco, the most adorable therapy dog in town!
  • Festive atmosphere with holiday-themed decorations.
  • Relaxing in the library while enjoying the soothing presence of our furry friend.
  • Gift-wrapping: a fun and relaxing opportunity to leave a wrapped winter read for a stranger, and pick a surprise one for yourself!

Bring your friends and make some cherished memories with Coco this holiday season. It’s the perfect way to de-stress and get ready for the winter break. Wed 6th Dec in Nexus 15:30-16:30 pm – no need to book just come along


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