How the Library gets its (reading list) books, and how to use them…

Your first weeks at the university can feel quite daunting. Welcome Week was a dizzying round of activities and social events, and now you are trying to get to grips with seminars and lectures… Hopefully, by now, you have familiarised yourself with the Library and are finding the books and journals you need for your studies. But how does the Library know what books to order and how many copies? This post will take you behind the scenes, to the Library’s ‘engine’, where you will find out how staff process your reading lists – ensuring that the Library has copies of all the things you will need to read – and more!…By Karen Jackson, James Fisher and Blanka Matkovic Continue reading “How the Library gets its (reading list) books, and how to use them…”

Tell us what you want (what you really, really want…): More Books – Your Books! is back…

How can you make sure that the Library has all the books you need for your essay, project or thesis? This post explains how students helped to shape our Library collections by participating in our “More Books – Your Books” scheme 2018 (More Books 2018), and how you too can get involved this time around to ensure the Library has all the books you need for essays, projects or theses… By Karen Jackson

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