Christmas closure

The library will close at 5pm on Friday and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 3rd January. For those registered to borrow, any books taken out or renewed from Thursday 22nd will be due back when we reopen on 3rd January.

We hope all our readers have a lovely and peaceful Christmas – see you all in the New Year!

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Digital NC
The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online.
North Carolina Newspapers | DigitalNC
This collection includes a selection of student and community newspapers from schools and towns around North Carolina.
Pasadena Digital History Collaboration
Pasadena Digital History provides access to over 5,000 digital images of photographs, art, and textual materials, all relating to the city of Pasadena, its institutions and its citizens. New materials are being added weekly.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Day by Day
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day Project is an interactive chronology documenting Franklin Roosevelt’s daily schedule as President, from March 1933 to April 1945. The project was inspired by the work of Pare Lorentz, a Depression era documentary filmmaker, who dedicated much of his life to documenting FDR’s daily activities as president, and is supported by a grant from the New York Community Trust to the Pare Lorentz Center. Featured here are digitized original calendars and schedules maintained by the White House Usher and the official White House stenographer. These calendars trace FDR’s appointments, travel schedule, social events, guests, and more. A searchable database based primarily on these calendar sources is available so that you can search the chronology by keyword and date.
19th-Century American texts/ebooks (Perseus Digital Libary)
Cornell University Library Collection of Political American
Native American Heritage Month
This Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Includes links to exhibtions, images, documents and audio and video from various institutions.
Transcripts From Nixon’s Watergate Testimony – Document –
Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library
Unlike modern presidents, Theodore Roosevelt does not have a presidential library. Instead, his personal and presidential papers are scattered in libraries and other sites across the United States. The mission of the Theodore Roosevelt Center is to gather together and digitize copies of all Roosevelt-related items, to make his legacy more readily accessible to scholars and schoolchildren, enthusiasts and interested citizens. Items in the digital library include correspondence to and from Roosevelt, diary entries, notes, political cartoons, scrapbooks, newspaper columns and magazine articles by and about Roosevelt, speeches, and photographs. Users can also view film clips and listen to audio recordings.
The AdViews digital collection provides access to thousands of historic commercials created for clients or acquired by the D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B;) advertising agency or its predecessor during the 1950s – 1980s. All of the commercials held in the DMB&B; Archives will be digitized, allowing students and researchers access to a wide range of vintage brand advertising from the first four decades of mainstream commercial television.
The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment “Library 2000” Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University. The advertisements are from the J. Walter Thompson Company Competitive Advertisements Collection of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History in Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Emergence of Advertising in America, 1850-1920
The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 – 1920 (EAA) presents over 9,000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States. The materials, drawn from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, provide a significant and informative perspective on the early evolution of this most ubiquitous feature of modern American business and culture.
SNAC: Social Network and Archival Context Project
Prototype integrated historical resource and access system that will link descriptions of people to one another and to descriptions of resources in archives, libraries and museums; online biographical and historical databases; and other diverse resources.

Christmas vacation opening hours

Weekday opening hours over the Christmas vacation are as follows:

  • Monday 5th December – Thursday 22nd December: 9am-7pm.
  • Friday 23rd December – 9am-5pm
  • Monday 26th December – Monday 2nd January – CLOSED
  • Tuesday 3rd January onwards – 9am-7pm.

We will be closed on Saturdays from 10th December – 7th January inclusive.