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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

Special Collections and Archives are on the move

The University’s Special Collections and Archives are being relocated to Floor 01 of the JB Priestley Library to provide enhanced facilities for researchers and improved conditions for our important collections.

The Collections will be unavailable from 12 June 2023 to 31 August 2023 to allow for the work.

Special Collections scan and send reprographic service will be suspended from 17 July to 14 August to allow for our collections to be relocated to a new purpose-built strongroom.

Please contact with any enquiries.

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