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Copac logoOur library catalogue records have gone live on Copac. Copac is a freely available library catalogue that gives access to the merged online catalogues of major UK and Irish academic and national libraries, as well as increasing numbers of specialist libraries. To browse, or limit your search to, the holdings of Bishopsgate Library, go to the main search tab and choose ‘Bishopsgate Library’ from the drop-down list of libraries.

We regularly tweet images from our collections using the hashtag #BIonthisday from our officialTwitter logo account @BishopsgateInst

You can also follow associated Twitter accounts @LAGNAArchive and @UKLeatherArch as well as Library staff@stefdickers and @NickyHilton1

Pinterest logoWe're adding to our Pinterest page which includes images from the archives at Bishopsgate Institute as well as photos from events and workshops. You can find images from across the collections brought together in themed boards to give a flavor of the diverse collections we hold.

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You can view highlights from our extensive library collections on Flickr  including material from the London Co-operative Society Archive, London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS) glass slides, and London Collection Digital Photographs.  The London Co-operative Society Archive includes photographs documenting the Society's political, retail and social work, while the LAMAS collection features images of most of London's landmarks from the turn of the century to the interwar period. These include churches, open spaces, statues and buildings, as well as social and cultural scenes.

You can see the images here and also search for them on our online catalogue.

YouTube logoWe have now launched a Bishopsgate Library YouTube channel which will contain archival film footage from our collections. The first clips to be uploaded feature Bernie Grant MP questioning Tony Blair in the House of Commons and historian Raphael Samuel explaining the importance of ‘history from below’. More material will be uploaded on a regular basis. The channel can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/Bishopsgatelibrary.