Students and postgraduate researchers: suggest additions to our library collections. Find out more by watching the video.

Our three goals

  1. Diversify: to diversify the collection, and increase the range of books we stock by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse and disabled authors.
  2. Support: to support all library users at the University by increasing our provision of wellbeing and study success books.
  3. Supplement: to supplement core reading with modern, academic material. This enables students and postgraduate researchers to read around their subject more widely, and to make connections/explore new areas of inquiry.

How to make a recommendation

  • You must be a registered student or PGR at the University of Birmingham to request an item through MoreBooks@Bham. We have a separate process for staff
  • Journal subscriptions are not included. See our separate process.
  • Please check FindIt@Bham to see if we have the item first. If the item is on loan, please place a reservation, as this is the fastest way to get access to the book. Did you know we will automatically buy more copies of a text when it is reserved by four or more people?
  • Place a request using the form below. There is a limit of three requests per user, per academic year.
  • Please submit one form for each item.
  • Requests in support of PhD's and Dissertations will be satisfied using our inter-library loan service where appropriate.
  • Ebooks will be purchased by default unless unavailable in electronic format or prohibitively expensive.
  • Only the latest editions of books will be purchased.
  • We will do our best to buy anything you suggest but occasionally if a book is prohibitively expensive or unavailable from our suppliers we will look to supply you with a copy via inter-library loan.

After placing a request

  • All requests will be processed within 5 working days.
  • Ebooks are usually made available within 48 hours of ordering. A link will be emailed to you via your UoB email address.
  • Print books are usually available within 2-6 weeks. A request will be placed on your behalf and you'll be emailed when the item is ready to collect.
  • Do you require an item urgently for your thesis work? Please indicate this on the form, as an inter-library loan may be more appropriate.
  • Your details
  • Name
  • Are you a distance learner?
  • Book details
  • Reason for request

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The data collected on this form will be processed in accordance with our Data Protection Policy which can be found here.  Please contact Library Services if you have any queries or need to change or amend your details.


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