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The More Books - Your Books! campaign has now finished for this Term.

Thank you to those of you who sent in requests. The campaign has resulted in 60 suggestions from our community. The theme was diversify and the titles included: “Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization”, “Representation Matters” and “Counselling and Therapy with Refugees and Victims of Trauma”.

Even though the campaign has finished, we would still like to hear from you about the books you need. Send us your suggestions or contact your Academic Support Librarian and we will order those which support study and research here at Warwick.

How More Books began

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.

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.

In March 2020, following the closure of all Library buildings due to the coronavirus outbreak, More Books – Your Books! became More Books – More E-Books! and students were invited to tell us which e-books they needed to support their studies. Over 1000 requests were received and processed, and we hope the e-books added to our collections will be useful for students now and in the future.

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

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