Penguins on the Mind

The latest exhibition in the Library is Penguins on the Mind, the physical counterpart of a digital exhibition hosted by the University of Glasgow. The exhibition was organised and curated by Dr Gavin Miller (University of Glasgow), Dr Beth Hannah (University of Dundee), and Helen Beardsley (University of Stirling), with assistance from Dr Jamie Redgate […]

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1776 American Atlas now online

An 18th century atlas of the Americas housed at the University Library has now been digitised and made available online. Thomas Jefferys’ and Samuel Holland’s American Atlas, published in 1776, is one of the most important atlases of the American Revolutionary period. Thomas Jefferys was Geographer to George III and published some of the most […]

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Read to Death!

After a long hiatus, there is a new exhibition in the stairwell in the Library. As you head upstairs, pause to take a look at the 19th century editions of Sir Walter Scott’s novels, many of which have fine illustrations. The books all belong to Innerpeffray Library in Perthshire.  Thanks to Stirling University research on […]

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James Hogg's copy of 'Psalms of David in metre' (1825)

Superlative Books

From time to time, the Library is asked ‘which book in your collection has been borrowed the most?’ or ‘what is your oldest book?’. We thought you might be interested to learn about this, as well as some of our other ‘superlative’ books. What is our oldest book? The oldest intact book in Stirling University […]

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SCONUL Access: free access to other university libraries

The Library is participating in a scheme called SCONUL Access, which allows students and university staff to access other university libraries. Staff, postgraduates and part time students can borrow print books from participating libraries, whilst full time undergraduates can use these libraries for reference. The scheme was closed for many months due to COVID restrictions […]

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