Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hallward Library

Our iconic brutalist masterpiece, setting for numerous late night cramming sessions, the Hallward Library, turns 50 this year.

The team from University of Nottingham Libraries is looking back over its history over the coming weeks and we're sure, as alumni, many of you will have plenty of fond(?) memories to share.

Find out how you can win some exclusive and limited edition Hallward Library anniversary merchandise too!

Hallward library

Over the last 50 years a great deal has changed in the library to reflect the changing needs of students, including the introduction of more flexible and interactive spaces including a screening room, but the library’s distinctive Brutalist exterior and wood panelled interior remain.  

Over the coming weeks, colleagues from University of Nottingham Libraries will be sharing a series of posts about the history of the library from idea to official opening and beyond, featuring photographs and other items from the university’s archival collections.

You can read the first instalment on the Manuscripts and Special Collections blog now and keep up with the rest of the anniversary celebrations on the library team's 50th anniversary webpage.

Win exclusive limited edition merchandise!

In the meantime, they have three Hallward Library 50th Anniversary tote bag and notebook sets to give away!

To be in with your chance to win, simply answer the team's easy history question and complete your details on this form by 15 September 2023.