Mend the gap: solving the UK’s productivity puzzle

The effects of regional differences, educational factors and more are being explored in an attempt to get to the bottom of this pressing economic issue.

Read about investigations into the productivity gap in the UK workforce by Land economy’s Maria Abreu, here: Mend the gap: solving the UK’s productivity puzzle

Whether your interest lies in Land Economy or Sociology, there is something here for you.


Journal of Human Trafficking — ejournals@cambridge

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Human Trafficking From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal: “The Journal of Human Trafficking (JHT) is devoted to the dissemination of scholarship on all issues related to trafficking in persons and allied forms of contemporary slavery. The principal aim of the journal is to draw upon insights […]

via Journal of Human Trafficking — ejournals@cambridge

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Human Behaviour.


“Launched in January 2017, Nature Human Behaviour is an online-only monthly journal dedicated to the best research into human behaviour from across the social and natural sciences.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2017) to present.

Access Nature Human Behaviour via the Journal Search or from this iDiscover record.



Love a library book, please don’t mark it

004At this busy time of the year, it is easy to become lost in revision. When studying, please pay attention to which books belong to a library. Try not to mark them with pen, pencil, or highlighter. Instead use post it notes, or even scrap paper, to mark pages of interest. We have sticky markers at the main issue desk or on our first floor, free to take.


Damaged books need replacing, as markings make text difficult to read. When we scan text for visually impaired readers, the pages need to be free from marks. By checking our books on a regular basis, we ensure they have a long shelf life. You can help by reporting any damage you find inside any items you have on loan.


Once a book has been damaged, it will unfortunately attract more damage. Even pencil, which can be erased, will leave a mark.


We do keep some books in the library as examples of what can happen if we do not stay on top of this increasing problem. If you have any questions about damage to books, do get in touch. We are always happy to suggest ways that will make revision easier. Do see our display board, with useful tips and help on revision.


Good luck with the exams!!

You Love us! Valentines survey feedback

Back in February we celebrated St. Valentine’s Day by asking what you love, and what you don’t love, about the SPS Library. Happy to say, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive!


Here are some of our favourites:

Great library, feels very homely!”

Thank you for a quiet WARM place to read books between my lectures ♥”

I love coming to the SPS because the librarians are the friendliest EVER ♥ Thank you for warming 3 years of my time here. You are the BEST ♥ even when I have loads of fines!”

SPS is the most friendly library! Thank you for letting me borrow thermocup for my coffee x”

“Roses are red, violets are blue, no other libraries are as lovely as you ♥”

“Absolutely adore the books, lads!”

Thank you again for all of your comments. Whilst this little survey tells us that we are doing some things well, we always love to hear from our readers if they they think we can improve the library services- and you can make suggestions all year round! Simply pop into the library for a chat, or email us at the usual address!

See you soon!

SPS Library team ❤ ❤ ❤

Valentines Day Survey!

As Valentines Day approaches, we invite our readers to tell us why you love using SPS Library or how you think we could improve. By the stairs you will find some pink paper, pens, and a nicely decorated box; write us an anonymous note!

Tell us what you think of the library services, why you use us, and what we can improve, and drop it in the box. This slushy survey will help us improve the library services- see last year’s results here:

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