Today, 22nd June, is Windrush Day. Introduced in 2018 on the 70th anniversary of the docking of the ship HMT Empire Windrush in Essex, Windrush Day commemorates and celebrates postwar immigration to the UK from the Caribbean. In light of current conversations about race, racism, and the Black Lives Matter movement, which has seen protests centred in Brixton’s Windrush Square, it remains vital to tell and understand the Windrush story. Though frequently mistreated and maligned by the country they chose to call home, black immigrants from the West Indies have enriched this country in every respect. The following blog was originally published as part of CCCU Library’s celebrations for Black History Month 2019 and its messages remain relevant.
In the last year we’ve been accessing e-books like never before. This isn’t surprising, considering what’s been happening in the world. But even without Covid-19, academic e-books were making life simpler. They’re easily accessible from your own device, wherever you are. Not to mention they’re much lighter to carry and you can never return them late. However, we’ve heard from you that they weren’t as easy to access as you’d like… so we’ve been working on your feedback and given LibrarySearch a new look that will hopefully make those elusive e-book links a bit easier to find.
You can still make a trip to Augustine House library this Spring Bank Holiday. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re planning to visit on 31 May.
You won’t be able to log into your account in LibrarySearch from 22:00-22:45 this evening (Monday 10 May).
You can still search LibrarySearch, although it won’t say if books are on loan. Accessing digital resources will work as normal.
The brief disruption is due to maintenance work – we’re sorry for the inconvenience
You will be unable to sign into LibrarySearch this evening (Monday 8 March) from 22:00 – 22:30 while maintenance work is carried out.
You’ll still be able to search and access digital resources, but you won’t be able to check your Library account online until the maintenance is complete.
Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.
International Women’s Day (IWD) takes place each year on 8th March. Its observance varies across the globe, and though some countries leave it largely without commemoration, many others mark it as an official holiday. For some it is a protest against inequality, for others it is a celebration of women’s progress, and its history can be traced back to 1909, and the first National Woman’s Day (NWD) held in the United States.