Latest News @ the RAU Library

Arthur Herbert Church (1834-1915): professor of Chemistry at the RAC/RAU and discoverer of turacin

Science, although it cannot tell us how to make a beautiful objects, can frequently instruct us how to prepare a material capable of beautiful expression in the way of form, … Continue reading

January 13, 2023 · Leave a comment

Eating healthy on a budget: library display

Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring term. Our Library team look forward to continuing to support you with your studies.   Keeping to your New Year’s resolutions? How hard … Continue reading

January 13, 2023 · Leave a comment

RAU Library wishes you a Merry Christmas!

As we come to the end of another busy term and getting ready for Christmas break, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our students, and their parents and guardians, a … Continue reading

December 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Library Opening Hours Christmas Vacation 2022/23

And please remember, the RAU Library’s e-resources are available via the Library’s Gateway page 24/7/365!

December 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Royal Agricultural University during WWI: two inspirational stories

An elderly woman, not far away, wiped her eyes, and the man beside her looked white and stern … it was silence which was almost pain … and the spirit … Continue reading

November 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Energy Crops: an overview (current themed library display

Did you know that certain plant species can be grown as an agricultural crop, producing high yields of biomass with minimal effort? These crops are popularly known as biofuel crops. … Continue reading

October 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Fine binding in the RAU Library’s Collection

We are thickly layered, page lying upon page, behind simple covers. And love – it is not the book itself, but the binding. Deb Caletti The RAU Library is pleased … Continue reading

September 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Queen Elizabeth II visits to RAC/RAU

On 6 February 2022, Elizabeth II became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, and the … Continue reading

May 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Library Opening Hours: Summer Vacation 2022

From Monday 23rd May the Library opening hours will be changing. The RAU Library will be open from 9am-5pm weekdays and we will be closed on weekends. Please see details below: Don’t … Continue reading

May 16, 2022 · Leave a comment


Quote of the Moment

“Libraries aren’t just for books. They’re often spaces that transform into what you need them to be: a classroom, a cyber café, a place to find answers, a quiet spot to be alone. It’s actually kind of magical. This week, we have stories of people who roam the stacks and find unexpected things that just happen to be exactly what they required”

The Room of Requirement


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