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More Books - Your books!

You said you want them – now tell us which ones!

Calling all students… this is your chance to shape our collection and tell us what books you need for your studies.

Two students on the Library bridge each holding a pile of books

By popular demand, More Books – Your Books! is back for 2020, and will be running between 27 January 2020 to 14 February 2020. Students are invited to request new books that will support their studies and enrich the Library’s collections – whether these are additional core textbooks, books presenting new ideas and approaches, or books offering alternative voices and perspectives.

Why did we start the campaign?A student choosing a book from the Library shelves

Quite simply, we listened to your feedback, and saw the NSS results – you told us that the Library had insufficient texts. But we didn’t know which texts were most needed. So, in 2018 we set about creating a scheme whereby our students could tell us directly which books they required to enhance their studies.

How has it worked so far?

We first piloted this campaign from 23 January 2018 to 9 February 2018, calling out to all students to tell us which books were needed to enhance their studies. We received almost 200 requests in total, and spent nearly £10,000 during the three week campaign! We were impressed by the breadth and seriousness of the suggestions, and were very happy to receive positive feedback from participants:

A student at the Library entrance, holding above her head, last years campaign poster

  View Students Union blog article by Larissa Kennedy

Thank you very much for letting me know, this is cool indeed. It is my pleasure to contribute to the Library
Thank you so much for this. I am sure many of us at the university will make great use of these two books

We felt convinced that More Books – Your Books! was a good idea, and ran the campaign again in Term 2 and Term 3, 2019. In Term 3 we particularly asked for requests which would support initiatives across campus to decolonise the curriculum.

Find out more about the success of More Books – Your Books! at our #StudyBlog:

How do you request a book?

  • Simply click the ‘Suggest a book' button and fill out the form
  • or email us at morebooks at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • You could also contact your Academic Support Librarian who will be happy to help!

We aim to get back to you as quickly as possible. We’ll always get an eBook version of your suggestion if we can, as these arrive quickly and can be used most flexibly. If we can only get a print copy, we will reserve it for you, and it will take approximately 4 weeks for the book to be available.