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News from the University of Surrey Library

Welcome to Bethany – our new Student Curator!

Hi! My name is Bethany and I’m a 2nd year Politics and Sociology student, I’m an officer on the Students’ Union Support Zone and I’m the Co-Founder of BVisible, a not-for-profit focused on educating people on the intersections of disability, especially on invisible illnesses. The vast majority of disabilities are invisible, with 74% of people […]


Reflecting on LGBT History Month

Back in February, our Student Curators, Nik and Solomon (reps from the University Trans and Non-Binary Liberation and LGBT+ Liberation Societies) together with Library staff and the SU, put together a display of Library resources to celebrate LGBT History Month. We’re pleased to announce that 32 new book titles were suggested for purchase, which have helped to diversify and […]


WiFi in the Library

We’ve been hearing from you recently that there have been some problems using WiFi in the Library. We’re really sorry for anybody who’s been having issues at such a busy time of year. We’ve escalated this to IT Services who are currently investigating. In the meantime, the more information you can provide, the easier it […]


Expanding our Library collections – new books purchased as part of our student curator programme

Some of you may remember Joel from his time as student curator for Black History Month. Well, here he is showcasing some of the book purchases he made (and looking pretty happy about it too!) We’re so pleased to announce that these, along with all of Joel’s eBook purchases, are now available to borrow from the Library! You […]


Peace, activism and reconciliation: Celebrating LGBT History Month in the Library

LGBT History Month is observed every February, and this year the theme is Peace, Activism and Reconciliation. Library staff, together with our Student Curators Nik and Solomon – reps from the Trans and Non-Binary Liberation and LGBT+ societies – and the Students’ Union have put together a display of books from within our collection to […]


Expanding our Library collections – new books purchased as part of our student curator programme

Here’s Jessica, one of our GSA students, checking out the newly-purchased copy of ‘Black and Asian Theatre in Britain’ by Colin Chambers, which Joel had selected to add to our collection as part of his role as our student curator last October: If you would like to see what other books he recommended for purchase […]


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