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Library Online: Curated reading lists

Welcome to the curated reading lists

Here at Hallam Library, your librarians, have handcrafted a range of curated reading lists to help explore a range of political and social issues, or find genre fiction to help you unwind and take a break from academic studies – recreational reading with a little bit of dystopian fiction anyone?

Hear one of our academic librarians talk more about the benefits of the curated reading lists!

We ask... where will a book take you today?

Who have you worked with to help create these lists?

Many of the curated reading lists have been developed in partnership with Hallam staff networks, the Students Union, and the Student Wellbeing Service.

We have also worked as a library collective, and recommendations from the list have come from subject librarians and library teams.

This month's featured reading list: LGBTQ+ Network reading list

Those love to read librarians have created a range of reading lists covering recreational reading, wellbeing and celebration days and weeks.

This months featured list is: LGBTQ+ Network reading list to mark the month of Pride. The month of June recognises the journey that LGBTQ+ people have gone through over the last six decades in the fight for equality.

Here you can find a featured book from the list - Pride: photographs after Stonewall. You can go direct to the reading list by clicking on the LGBTQ+ Network reading lists.

The LGBT magazine is a treasure trove of archival content and is a such a rich collection of social history, photographs and and club night listings. 

Curated Reading Lists

Here are all the curated reading lists. You can see what the list covers by the title of the list and we have included a book from each reading list to help you decide which list to take a look at!

To view the entire list, all you need to do is click on the name of the list you would like to explore, and it will link through to the list in Reading Lists Online.

Happy reading!

Here are even more curated reading lists!

You can see what the list covers by the title of the list, and we have included a book from each reading list to help you decide which list to take a look at!

To view the entire list, all you need to do is click on the name of the list you would like to explore, and it will link through to the list in Reading Lists Online.

Happy reading!

Here is more good reading news!

Since 2020/2021, the Library has been buying the shortlist of a range of book awards. We have included links to the prizes' websites for you to explore and find out more. We have also included links to the shortlisted books for each prize within Library Search.

The books will be available at either Collegiate or Adsetts Library. Just waiting for its next reader!

Recommend a resource for learning, teaching or research to the Library

We are always looking for new publications to support your learning, teaching, or research and to keep the library collections up to date with high-quality materials. If you think we're missing something crucial though, we'd like to hear about it.

You can do this using the form below.

  • If we are unable to purchase a recommended resource, then we would explain why we made this decision.
  • We encourage your suggestions for additional books covered by the curated reading lists.

We look forward to your recommendations.


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