Christmas time – no mistletoe but some wine!

Our staff like to have a decent Christmas lunch every year – so we thought we’d share some snaps of our festivities!

We even had a guest called Geoff the Gloucester Old Spot, who came to say he was taking one of the librarians away with him in the New Year to Gloucester! So we say cheerio to Rebecca and hope she does well in the future – even if pigs aren’t as great as badgers!

^Bruce T Badger


A little trip to Cuba…

One of Bruce’s humans recently took a trip to Cuba, and for some reason she took Bruce with her!

img_20161110_105743584_hdr     I can see the plane!


Passport ready, off to Cuba we go!

Open top bus tour of Havana, with a helping hand from my human

15181281_10100830232471504_1824635840793741595_n   Spotted Che from the bus!


I found a place to rest on the bus


Spotted the Capitolia


In the Necropolis (Christopher Colombus Cemetery)


Ahh, a proper Cuban cigar 🙂


Taking some time out on the beach in Trinidad


Enjoying the music and the atmosphere in Trinidad


Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara


One last Cuba Libre before getting on the plane home


Bye bye Cuba, off home to the UK (and a nap in my human’s handbag!)

123 for Student-Led Purchasing

The Library’s Student-Led Purchasing scheme is back for the new academic year. There are a wealth of new titles for you to access  on 123Library full-text 24/7 across a range of subjects.

The Library will buy those titles most used by students. So get reading and make sure titles you need are bought and available for you! The current selection of full-text titles on 123Library is available until early January 2017, after which we’ll buy the most used titles. Then, we’ll give you access to more selections of great titles full-text 24/7 for the rest of the academic year. If you think we should buy any of titles you’re using on 123Library email with your suggestions.

Your Library, Your Say.



Anything we can help you with…?

Starting University, or even just returning after a summer off, can be daunting and you might be thinking “This thing looks simple enough to do, but I don’t know/can’t remember how…”

Not to worry!

Library staff are always ready, able and willing to help – even when we don’t know the answer ourselves, we’ll direct you as best we can to those in the know. Find them on the second floor of the Gateway Building and the first floor of Uxbridge.

Prefer to figure things out yourself or use an online guide? We have those too! Once you get to know Blackboard a little more you’ll find a plethora of information on the Library page. Such as how to guides on using the online library, links to your subject librarian and their contact details, and links to a referencing guide (something that still scares me and I’m a proper grown up librarian!).

Any questions just ask in person, email us ( call (01494 605 107) or tweet (@buckslib) – someone at the end of the line or in front of you will be happy to help 🙂