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World Book Day 2022

Made with Padlet

Ever wondered what your colleagues across GSA are reading? For #worldbookday Library Services have published a Padlet of current reading, with contributions from across Schools and Departments. Thank you to everyone who contributed these fascinating reads. From Greek myth to a tale of war with resonance for the current terrible situation in Ukraine, and from fantasy fiction to feminist art theory, you are bound to find something to whet your intellectual appetite! Check out the Padlet above.

Library Services Survey 2022

Student Survey poster 2022

The Library Services Survey is your chance to tell us in the GSA library how you feel about the collections, facilities, Canvas, and lots of other stuff. The survey is anonymous and only takes about 10 minutes to complete. Your opinion really matters to us!

If you haven’t yet taken part, please complete the survey. As a thank you for taking the time to complete, every entry has the chance to win one of two £50 Cass Art vouchers. To enter simply provide your email address at the end of the survey. Further details are available on the opening page of the survey.  We look forward to your feedback! 

The Library Services team

Tech Tip: Create a Table of Contents using Styles in Microsoft Word

Formatting your written work ahead of a deadline can be difficult, so our newest series of Tech Tips will show you some tips and tricks to help you get your written work ready for submission.

Our first Tech Tip explains how to use Styles to create a Table of Contents automatically in Microsoft Word. It’s a tip that will save you lots of time in the run up to a deadline.

Take a look at the video below for more information. Remember, all GSA students can download Microsoft Word to their personal device – log in at to download.

Christmas Opening Hours and Closure

The Library will be open on Monday the 20th and Tuesday the 21st of December from 9am to 5pm.

The Library will open on Wednesday the 5th of January with non term time opening hours of 9am to 5pm until the 7th of January.

The library will not be open on Saturday the 8th of Sunday the 9th of January and will move back to regular term time hours at 8am on Monday the 10th of January.

Tech Tip: Using Zoom in Canvas

This short video shows you how to find and access your Zoom meetings in Canvas and also explores some common problems you may encounter, and how to fix these. Below you will find links to further information and where to access help or assistance in using Zoom in Canvas at GSA.

The IT pages on the Student Intranet contain more information about installing and setting up you Zoom account at GSA.

Check out our How to Use Zoom page on Canvas which contains a useful FAQ section that answers many common issues and questions. You can also visit the LTHelp for Students Canvas course for more help and advice using Canvas at GSA.

For help with anything covered in this post, or any other Canvas queries, please contact us at

Library Services Student Survey 2020: Help Us & Win

Our 2020 Library Services Student Survey is now live!

Your feedback helps us to plan and improve our services and facilities. If you would like to give us your GSA email address at the end of the survey you’ll to be entered into our prize draw for your choice of either £100 Paint & Mortar vouchers or £100 National Book Tokens. We don’t connect this email address to your other answers so they remain anonymous and we delete all the email addresses as soon as the prize draw is complete.

Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

Drop in and browse through the Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design. It is a collection of five hundred designs beginning with the advent of mechanical reproduction all the way through to the contemporary designs of today. In this extensive collection you will find everything from the Gutenberg Bible, Bauhaus, Andy Warhol, maps of the New York Subway to album covers and commissioned posters.

To view this amazing resource just speak to a member of staff at the front desk.

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