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Library Online: Curated reading lists

What are 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 about more about the benefits of the curated reading lists!

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

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!

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 months featured list: Parent and Carer Network reading list 

The list includes a range of resources to support both parents and carers. There are lots of useful resources here for you to take a look at to explore a range of issues related to being a parent and / or carer.  

You can get involved with the list by sending in your recommendations, especially if you have spotted a book that is not in the library - please email shuparentsandcarers@shu.ac.uk to let us know of any useful additions.

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!

Award winning literature in the Library

Looking for award winning literature to help take a break from your studies?

The good news is that we purchase the short list of the following book awards. We began this in 2020/2021 and all books are available in Library Search.

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.
  • Currently, we are prioritising the purchase of digital resources that are on module reading lists or needed to support research.
  • We encourage your suggestions for additional books covered by the curated reading lists.
  • If you request an item that is only available in print we will contact you to discuss whether we are able to purchase it.

We look forward to your recommendations.

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