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Leisure reading

Bogged down with recommended texts? Fancy something a little lighter? Take a look at the following opportunities for reading for pleasure at Loughborough.

Leisure Reading Collection

Come and browse our Leisure Reading Collection on level 4. Situated alongside the comfortable seating area, you can choose from a broad range of genres including contemporary fiction, graphic novel, biography, crime, fantasy, horror and science fiction.

Four items at a time can be borrowed for a period of four weeks. We don't want to interrupt your reading enjoyment so these books cannot be recalled by other users. However, reservations may be placed.

If English is your second language and you’d like to improve your English language skills by reading for pleasure, try our Graded Readers which are available in graded language stages and stocked at 428.64. You might also like to take a look at our stock of Manga graphic novels. 


Look out for BookCrossing on campus! Baskets of donated novels are available from the following buildings: S Building (Chemical Engineering and Materials), Martin Hall bistro, Bridgeman Building and Richard Morris (SBE). All of these books are free! Please take one, read it and then release it for someone else to enjoy. If you wish to donate books for the scheme or would like more information please contact Liz Mills at

Did you know?

Reading is good for us! As well as the recognised mental health benefits, there is a proven link between how often we read for pleasure and how well we do academically. (1)

So, up your academic game with a good book - another reason to reach for that novel you’ve been meaning to read for ages!


1. National Endowment for the Arts (2007) To read or not to read: a question of national consequence. Washington: National Endowment for the Arts.