Library books due date

To all returning students

Dear BA2, BA3 and part-time students,

Welcome back to a new academic year.

Remember that all your book loans need to be either returned to the library or renewed by Friday the 4th of October. 

Click on the link below to find out about how to renew your library items:

How do I renew my books remotely?

TO ALL MAC STUDENTS One to one and/or


One to one and/or one to small group (no more than 3/4 people) sessions

In preparation for your dissertation I’m available for one to one or one to small group (no more than 3/4 people) sessions.

It would be very useful if you could e-mail me your topic area in advance so that we can have a look at those databases and/or journals which are relevant to your research. Last year’s MAC students found these session useful as they were tailored to their research needs.

Our sessions will include the following databases:

Providing access to Platform a refereed electronic journal devoted to postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers, and entry-level academics in the fields of theatre and performing arts

A current awareness service enabling you to follow those journals covering your research topic (you will receive an alert every time a new issue is published including a list of contents)

Also via City University you can widen your search to the following disciplines:

  • Art & Art History
  • Education
  • Feminist & Women studies
  • Film Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

City university provides access to a wide range of databases including:

An archival database providing access to academic journals

Providing access to title such as Body and Society, Theory Culture and Society and European Journal of Women Studies.

Please e-mail me or ask for me at the desk my working hours are:

MON                          9-2

TUE                             9-8

THU                            9-2

I look forward to hearing from you!

Welcome back to the summer term!

Remember that all your loans are due to be returned or renewed by FRIDAY the 19th of April.

How do I renew my books remotely?

Books can be renewed up to 5 times unless they have been reserved by another student/staff. You can renew your books by logging into your library account by:

  • Going to the library catalogue homepage and clicking on ‘Login’ in the top-right hand corner of the page.
  • Log in with your usual username (e.g. Angelina.B12) and library password. If you are logging in for the first time the default password is ‘laban’. Once you login for the first time you can change your password to something more unique.
  • Once you have logged in, go to ‘My portal’ on the left-hand side of the page.
  • Click on ‘My loans’ where you can check which books you have out. Select which books you wish to renew and press ‘Renew’, or simply ‘Renew all’. Books become renewable 2 days before their due date.

If you have any issues you can also renew your books by calling the library, emailing us or by popping into the library.

Laban Library and Archive’s Bookmarks[i]

Laban Library and Archive’s Bookmarks is our access point to a number of internet resources which are relevant both to students and staff at Trinity Laban. It can be accessed via the blue link on the bottom left of the library homepage from anywhere with Internet access (see image below)


We use a social bookmarking service called Delicious to save and display a wide range of web resources such as links to dance and arts agencies and associations, other dance libraries and archives, journal tables of contents services, on-line publications, research catalogues, videos and so on.

What are tags?

Tags are simply words used to describe your links. They can only consist of one word. There is not a limit to the number of tags which can be added to a bookmark and they can be easily added to or removed from a bookmark.

What are tag bundles?

Tag bundles are groups of bookmarks sharing the same tag/tags. They are a little bit like subject headings to a list of internet resources.

How do I search?

There are different ways of retrieving/locating bookmarks

  • Use the search engine which goes through bookmark descriptions, notes and tags.
  • Select a specific tag bundle and browse through the listed resources.

Do I need to set up an account to search Laban library and Archive Bookmarks?

You don’t need to create a personal account in order to be able to search for our bookmarks but you will have to set up one if you wish to do the following:

  • Save your links and create your own tag bundles
  • See new links posted on delicious by those users you decide to follow (including Laban library and Archive’s bookmarks).

If you need any assistance in either saving your own links or keeping track of the users you decide to follow contact Sasi Del Bono at:

Also remember that the Delicious help page provides you with detailed instructions related to setting up your own account, saving your links, creating your stacks and keeping track of those users you decide to follow.

[i] Please note that Internet Explorer does not support Delicious.

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance

This research database provides remote access to bibliographic coverage (indexing) for  journals, books and dissertation abstracts covering the performing arts in general. It gives full text access to more than 170 journals. It can therefore be used both  as an index to printed articles located in our journal collection as well as to provide access to the full text of books and journal articles.

When searching for older material,  the  New York Public Library Catalogue (Dance Research Collection) will yield more results, from a wider range of journals.