More books? – More Books!

It’s a new year, a new term… but did you know that you can request new books, too?

More Books is a scheme that allows our undergraduates and postgraduates suggest books that would be useful for their studies. It might be for a project you’re working on, an area you wish to explore in your research, or anything else that would help you get ahead – just fill in the More Books form to let us know.

If you are a research student or a member of staff, have a look at our Read for Research scheme instead. Or, if you would like to help us expand our collections by recommending a title by or about LGBTQI+ people or which recognise overlapping identities and experiences such as gender, class, sexuality and disability, check out our Liberating CityLibrary scheme.

Browse the book display below to see some of the e-books previously chosen by Library users via More Books:

Keep calm and carry on recommending digital books for us to purchase

Our More Books, Read for Research and Liberating CityLibrary schemes are open for business. If there’s a title we don’t have in the collection which you think we should, tell us.

Each scheme is different, so chose the option which best meets your needs:

More Books (students only)

Tell us what’s missing from the collections, whether it’s a classic text you think every library should have, or a title that just never seems to be on the shelf when you need it. If it costs less than £100 to buy a digital copy we’ll purchase it straight away.

Read for Research (PhD, postdoctoral researchers and staff only)

Suggest titles to help with your research, key works in your field, or texts useful for the research community at City. If it costs less than £100 to buy a digital copy we’ll purchase it straight away.

Liberating CityLibrary (Everyone)

Increase our range of books written by people from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background, books by and about LGBTQI+ people, and titles which recognise overlapping identities and experiences such as gender, class, sexuality and disability. If it costs less than £100 to buy a digital copy we’ll purchase it straight away.

All terms and conditions of each scheme can be found on the relevant order page.

CityLibrary’s collections are your collections, so why not help shape their development and growth?

We can’t wait to see what you’d like to buy.

 

 

New books – March 2020

We are adding new books to our collections every month. Use the carousel below to browse a diverse selection of the new titles added between January and March 2020 . Click on any cover to see where the book is located or to place a request.

Want to recommend a book? Tell us what’s missing from our collections via our More Books, Read for Research or Liberating City schemes. 

 

More Books: You choose, we’re all ears

We're all ears

Since 2013, CityLibrary has given students the chance to help choose the books we have through the More Books scheme.  So far, just over 2000 books have been bought.   You can find a selection of these on display on Levels 4 and 5 of the Northampton Square Library, as well as below in our virtual display.

Books on all kinds of subjects have been bought covering many courses taught at City.  From health sciences to law to engineering, psychology, history, English, maths, computing and beyond, there is something for everyone.

You can get in on the act by filling out the More Books form online (or the Read for Research one if you are a research student) here.  Tell us what’s missing from the collections, whether it’s a classic text you think every library should have, or a title that just never seems to be on the shelf when you need it.

The scheme was set up in response to student’s wanting to have more control over books that were bought for the library.  To see what else Library Services have done to improve the student experience, check out the Student Survey section on the Student Hub.

New Books – February 2019

We are regularly addding new books to our collection. Use the carousel below to browse a diverse selection of the new titles added over the last few months. Click on any cover to see where the book is located or to place a request.

Want to recommend a book? Tell us what’s missing from our collections via our More Books Scheme.

New Books – Feb 2017

More Books LogoUse the carousel below to browse a selection of the new titles added to Library collections in the last month. Click on any cover to see where the book is located or to place a request.

Want to recommend a book? Tell us what’s missing from our collections via our More Books Scheme.

 

Greetings of the Season from CityLibrary

 We want to buy you a present, this festive season.

Pick up one of our CityLibrary Christmas bookmarks. You’ll find them on display at all CityLibrary locations.

We have included a cut out bauble, in the gorgeous reds of the library’s livery.

On the back of the bookmark you will find a special Christmas ‘More Books’ request form. If you fill this out and hand it back to Library staff by 23rd December, we’ll buy the book.*

Or you can take a photo of your completed bauble and share it on Twitter or Instagram using #CityLibraryXmas, and we’ll buy it for you.*

bauble
James signing up for some More Books action

 

*Standard MoreBooks Terms and Conditions apply and any purchase will need to be authorised by a librarian first. The promotion is open to current students and research students (Read for Research). You will need to put your City username on the bauble and we will email to confirm that you have recommended the book. This special festive form will only remain valid until 23rd December, but you will still be able to recommend a book for the library to buy through MoreBooks (or ReadforResearch) via our online form.

You can continue to recommend a book through MoreBooks during this period through the online form.

Not able to visit us? You can download your own copy of the bookmark and decoration to place on your own tree.

 

 

New books selected by you

Our More Books scheme is your chance to tell us what’s missing from the Library collections. It might be a classic text or a brand new release that will help with your dissertation.

All you have to do is complete our online form and if the book costs less than £80 we’ll buy it straight away. What’s more we’ll even reserve it for you when it comes in so you can be the first to read it. 

To get some inspiration check out the More Books titles students have ordered in the last month.