Current Students and Staff

// University News

7 Jan 2015

Leisure reading opportunities offer from the Library.

In light of its recognised academic and mental health benefits, the University Library continues to encourage staff and students to read for leisure.

 The global BookCrossing initiative ( allows people to pick up donated novels for free then pass them on for someone else to enjoy as well as tracking their journey online. Baskets of donated novels are available in Martin Hall Bistro, the S Building (Chemical Engineering and Materials), EHB launderette, the Student Hub and the Village Bar.

The Leisure Reading Collection on Level 4 of the Library incorporates a broad range of genres including contemporary fiction, graphic novel, biography, crime, fantasy, horror and science fiction. These books are situated alongside a comfy seating area to enhance the browsing experience. The borrowing allowance for leisure reading books has been increased to four items for four weeks and these books are not subject to recall but may be reserved.

A thriving student book club, Club 790, meets in the Library every few weeks during term time. Lively debate in a relaxed, convivial environment with refreshments is the order of the day! The Club has its own page at

For more information about leisure reading contact Sharon Reid at