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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. 

Libby App

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new service from Loughborough University Library.

Over the summer we have been curating a collection on our new resource, Libby. Widely used by public libraries, Libby enables us to support the wellbeing of all our users by providing access to leisure reading, wellbeing, and audiobook titles. Content includes ebooks, emagazines, and much more.

To get started, simply download the Libby app, sign in and get reading and listening!

The app can be downloaded from the app store, or from a link on the Libby homepage. You can also access Libby on your computer’s web browser. When first setting up your account you will need to be on campus using either Eduroam on wifi, or a networked PC or on the VPN. If you need any support, then please contact and we will be happy to assist.  

Containing thousands of titles from BBC Good Food magazine to some of the latest prizewinners, from A Thousand Splendid Suns to Good Omens, we hope that there is something for everyone but this is a collection that will continue to grow, so please share what appeals to you and what you would like to see in Libby by filling in this short survey.

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.