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.

Do You Want  More?

More Books that is….

City University Library has been running the More Books scheme now for 3 years, and we More Books-01have bought thousands of books through it.

What is it?

Students recommend books that they think should be on our shelves. The book can either be a new title for us to buy, or another copy of one we already stock but that never seems to be available…

All we ask is that it is relevant to your course, and costs less than £80.

Why?

We want to stock the books you want to read and find useful; gems that you’ve discovered yourself that won’t necessarily be on your reading list (we always buy those).

By asking you to recommend books, we hope to add to the ones your subject librarians and lecturers order, and create a library collection that everyone feels proud of.

How?

Just fill in the online form. If we can’t purchase your request we will let you know and explain why.

What you said:

“Thank you for running the More Books campaign. I have always wanted to read these books, but I couldn’t find them in the library…”

Recent purchases from More Books:

Forensics: the anatomy of crime written by bestselling crime writer Val McDermid who picks up the scalpel to uncover the secrets of forensic medicine, from the crime scene to the courtroom.

Winning at interview: a new way to succeed.  An interview guide for the 21st century. Alan Jones encourages you to take a radically new approach to preparing for interviews. You can win job offers even when competing with more experienced and better qualified people….

EU Law: Key facts key cases.  A very popular book; the main concepts of your EU law module explained easily. The facts and associated case law for: The constitution of EU law, its institutions, the sources of EU law and the means of enforcement; the relationship with national law; and much more…

Acute nursing care: recognising and responding to medical emergencies. Emphasising the central role and function of the nurse throughout, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in emergency care.

Social: why our brains are wired to connect. Matthew Lieberman draws on the latest research in the newly emerging field of social cognitive neuroscience to show that social interaction has moulded the evolution of our brains: we are wired to be social.

Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph. A timeless masterpiece and universally acknowledged as a classic. Nearly half of a century has done nothing to diminish the riveting impact of these pictures or the controversy they inspire. This is the first edition in which the image separations were created digitally.