Welcome to the Information Store! Part Two

If you missed Part One of our Introduction to the Information Store, you can find it here. In Part Two, we’re going to show you some places where you can find our physical resources, with some recommended items as a starting point!

Quick Reads and our soft seating area

When you first come into the main Information Store, the Circulation Desk (see Part One for more information) is on the left, and to the right is soft seating and our Quick Reads section. This section has books for all different levels of reading, as well as large print books, graphic novels and manga. Perfect if you have a bit of time to fill, and you can relax on our comfy sofas. If you’d like to know which section of Quick Reads is best for you, just ask!

We recommend:

Ultimate Fantastic Four by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar (Graphic Novels 741.5973)

Watchmen by Alan Moore (Graphic Novels 741.5973)

Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya (Manga 741.5952)

The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner (Express Fiction 823.91)

The Monsters Inside by Stephen Cole (Doctor Who 823.91)

Wish You Were Here (And I Wasn’t) by Colin McNaughton (Poetry and Jokes 823.91)

The Book That Ate My Brother by Michael Dahl (Adventure Stories 823.91)

Street Cat Bob by James Bowen (Quick Reads 823.9)

Journals and newspapers

We have a wide range of journals and magazines near to the soft seating area, as well as weekday newspapers. Lift up the shelves to find back issues, and we have access to the archives of some of them online too. Whether you’re into music, movies, politics or science, we’ve got a magazine that will keep you up to date on the latest developments in your field. Plus our range of local, national and large-print newspapers.

We recommend:

The Eastern Daily Press and the Evening News for local articles and events

Good Food for dozens of recipes and tips in every issue

New Scientist is a fascinating read for scientists and non-scientists alike, filled with surprising facts and marvellous discoveries

NME for the very latest in music journalism

The Times Education Supplement (TES) keeps you up to date on all the major issues in education

Vogue remains one of the most powerful fashion magazines in the business, with legendary photographic spreads and plenty of great articles

The Book Zone

What do you think of when someone says ‘library’? Books! The majority of our books are in the Book Zone, which is organised using the Dewey Decimal System. Check out this helpsheet for more information on how to use it. There are some guides on the ends of the shelves to what number each subject comes under, but we’ve got some great suggestions to start you off!

We recommend:

Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth (618.2)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (823.91)

A selection of our books on student cooking (641)

The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy (821.91)

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (823.91)

Frightful First World War by Terry Deary (940.3)

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards (741.2)

On Writing by Stephen King (808.042)

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (823.91)

The DVD Lobby

Whether you’re looking for an action-packed thriller, a thought-provoking documentary or a light-hearted comedy, we’ve got you covered. Our DVD Lobby has a wide selection of DVDs used by City College for educational purposes, which students and staff members can borrow for free. We even have films in different languages, animated films, and TV shows. There are some DVDs in the Book Zone as well, usually non-fiction DVDs or adaptations of books, so it’s worth having a look on the catalogue if you aren’t sure where to find something. Be aware of age restrictions – we can’t issue DVDs to someone younger than the rating of the DVD.

We recommend:

Bend It Like Beckham (791.43)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (791.43)

Eat, Pray, Love (791.43)

Goodbye Lenin! (791.430943)

Starter for 10 (791.43)

WALL-E (791.433)

That’s about it for our introduction to the physical resources at the Information Store, but we couldn’t hope to cover everything we have here! We haven’t had time to go into our Careers section, our collection of dissertations or our audiobooks, but this gives you a taste of what you can find. As always, if you have any questions about our resources, come and ask us at the Circulation Desk – we’re always happy to help!

Watch this space for reviews, recommendations, staff profiles and more in the future, and good luck with your studies.


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