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New financial services library opens in the City of London

11 March, 2016

Leading financial education provider ifs University College has officially opened a new financial services library at its Lovat Lane campus in the City of London.

The Henry Grunfeld Library is named after one of the City’s most influential figures in the post-war period and is generously supported by the fund established in his name.  It is open to all ifs University College students, members and alumni and to all others with academic interest in the financial services sector by special arrangement.

The new space is less a traditional academic library than a flexible learning area where digital information resources sit side by side with journals, newspapers and other learning materials with specialist librarians on hand to assist library users with their research and information needs.

The library was officially unveiled by James Lewisohn, grandson of Henry Grunfeld, on 10 March 2016.

Nicola Scull, Head of Learning Resources & Libraries at ifs University College, said:

“Learning in the 21st century requires a blended approach where students are provided with both high-quality online resources and face-to-face advice. The opening of the Henry Grunfeld Library offers our student member and academic communities a collaborative learning environment and access to specialist support that can  aid their research and studies.

ifs University College is a unique institution and while many other universities are investing in their e-provision, we already have a fully-functioning  e-library – ifs Knowledgebank – that meets our students needs. The Henry Grunfeld Library therefore will complement this resource to offer a more rounded learning experience.”

Find out more about Henry Grunfeld, nicknamed the ""cleverest man in banking"", and his contribution to the finance industry"