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Library wins Outstanding Contribution Team Award

We are delighted to announce that the library team won the Outstanding Contribution Team Award at the Outstanding Achiever Awards on 5 May.

The award recognises the dedication and hard work the whole team put in to achieving the Customer Services Excellence accreditation.

Paul Watson (Pro Vice-Chancellor - Learning, Teaching & Student Experience) passed on congratulations to the team: "I know the award recognises your collective efforts in achieving the Customer Services Excellence accreditation, but your outstanding contribution to university life extends far beyond this."

Outstanding Contribution Team Award winner's certificate and award surrounded by decorations on a table

Library closure on Sat 8 Oct

The library will be closed from 07:00 on Saturday 8 October whilst essential electrical work takes place.

We hope to reopen at 14:00, as long as the power is restored in good time.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Black History Month reading list

Black History Month runs every October in the UK. The library has created a reading list which supports this year’s theme Time for Change: Action Not Words. The list highlights some of the resources available at JB Priestley Library in the following areas:

  • Black History
  • Anti-racism
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Belonging, Identity and Literature
  • Windrush
  • Decolonisation of the university and curriculum

We welcome additional suggestions to add to the list or buy for the library. Please email with any suggestions, thank you.

JB Priestley Library achieves CSE

The library has achieved Customer Service Excellence®. This is a government standard that recognises an organisation’s commitment to putting customers first.

We would like to thank all who helped us achieve this by attending focus groups and by providing valuable feedback.

Special Collections achieves Archive Service Accreditation for second time

Congratulations to Special Collections for achieving the Archive Service Accreditation award for a second time!

Archive Service Accreditation is the UK standard for archive services and this award means that Special Collections has been recognised again for good performance in all aspects of service delivery.

Broaden Bradford's Books

Your University Library supports University of Bradford’s decolonisation strategy and is committed to provision of inclusive and diverse collections. Broaden Bradford’s Books is an initiative for our staff and students to help us with our aim to increase the diversity of our library collections. For example, broadening the range of books in our Library to support a more diverse curriculum, improving the representation of research from the Global South, and, increasing the range of books by and about LGBT+ people. We also welcome suggestions to include in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Resource bank which the library has started to develop to support the University’s EDI work.

Please complete the form with any suggestions you have. All suggestions will be reviewed by our Subject Librarian team. Books may be purchased in eBook or print format.

Thank you!

University of Bradford Library Team

Library Team win silver medals at Team Bradford

The Library team were very proud to come second in this year's Team Bradford event.

A fantastic time was had by all and we're already looking forward to next year.

A group of staff gathered with silver medals from the 2022 Team Bradford event