What’s new at the library?

MyLibrary is a free service which allows you to set up your own portal page to bring together lists of new books, CDs and DVDs in our libraries, plus links to databases and other useful websites in the subject areas you are interested in.

Our librarians compile monthly lists of new items across the different subject areas in the library’s collection, e.g. Religion & Beliefs, New Zealand material, Picture Books, DVDs, new fiction books (organised by genre), Cooking, Home & Garden, and many more. You can customise your own personal portal to include any of these lists, add your own favourite website links, and more.

For many subjects, these monthly lists are available going back a number of years.

DVD coverThis month our DVD recent picks are full of sumptuous stories and award-winning performances. The screen version of Ian McEwan’s Atonement (the novel was short-listed for the Booker Prize) doesn’t disappoint. Keira Knightley and James McAvoy star in Director Joe Wright’s treatment of the much lauded novel. The end product is described as “one of the defining films of the epic romantic drama”. Also featured this month: winner of the World Audience Award at Sundance, Once; The Brave One, starring Jodie Foster – “a provocative drama about the nature of justice”; Venus, a film in which Peter O’Toole plays Maurice, a frail but defiantly horny London actor in his sunset – “a marvelous portrait of mortality … [that] hits just the right notes of clumsiness, grace, and regret”. Plus much more. Have a look – DVD Recent Picks, May 2008.