Tag : library

Libraries Are For Studying, Not For Snacking

10 months ago / 0 comments

At first thought, the introduction of snacks into the library may sound like a good thing. Many universities around the UK are more lax than Leeds about the consumption of food and drink. York, for instance, allows drinks and cold food, whereas our libraries limit us to bottled water only. … Read More

Edward Boyle cafe to be renamed following battle with Hyde Park Book Club

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Leeds University has announced that they will change the name of the newly opened cafe in Edward Boyle library, The Book Club, following a dispute with local venue Hyde Park Book Club over the name. A University of Leeds spokesperson said: “The University is committed to helping create a supportive … Read More

New cafe set to open in Edward Boyle

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Edward Boyle Library is set to open its first café ready for second semester. Great Food at Leeds have announced that the coffee shop ‘The Book Club’ will be located on level nine, and have released a sneak peek video of the new modern cafe, with wooden tables and … Read More

New café to open in Edward Boyle Library

2 years ago / 0 comments

Great Food at Leeds have announced that they will be opening a café in Edward Boyle in early 2017. The café will be on level 9 and called ‘The Book Club’. Great Food at Leeds announced the news via a video on their Facebook. This comes as the second phase of the huge Edward … Read More

Students swarm campus for a jar of Laidlaw honey

2 years ago / 0 comments

After a year of toil, the fifty thousand British bees of Laidlaw Library’s roof garden have yielded their first batch of honey. The occasion marks a successful year for the university’s bee programme. In a joint initiative between the School of Earth and Environment and the University’s Sustainability Service, two … Read More

Library resources under threat

2 years ago / 564 comments

Some departments could lose access to up to 86% of journals. A university bid to cut £120,000 from the library budget has led many online periodical subscriptions to come under threat. Subscriptions to periodicals are one of the library’s biggest expenditures, and many subscriptions are due to be scrapped under … Read More

EXCLUSIVE: First look at the new Eddy B

2 years ago / 0 comments

Our beloved Eddy B is back, and this time there are more plug sockets than you can shake a stick at. The library has been refurbished with new colour schemes on each floor, funky chair designs and a new postgraduate research hub. The library is opening its doors to students … Read More

Leeds Vice-Chancellor talks about redevelopment, Brexit and the cost of university

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon speaks to Sir Alan Langlands about the redevelopment programme, Brexit and the cost of university. Why would you say now is such an exciting time to be joining the University? I think it is exciting for all of us and not just Freshers. I love this sense of … Read More

University of Leeds exhibits rare Shakespeare folios

2 years ago / 0 comments

The university is to put on an exhibition of rare original William Shakespeare folios dating back as early as 1623, 7 years after the playwright’s death. The collection has been put on display to commemorate 400 years since the Bard’s demise – thought to have been on the same day … Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Laidlaw Library opens doors

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon gained exclusive access to the new multi-million pound Laidlaw Library, which will open for the first time on Wednesday. The estimated £26m investment boasts nearly a thousand study spaces, innovative technology and a roof garden with beehives and solar panels. The modern interior design includes a mixture of … Read More