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Liberating CityLibrary

Help us to improve the diversity of our collections

Based on your suggestions we hope to increase the range of books in the library written by people from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background, books by and about LGBTQI+ people and titles which recognise overlapping identities and experiences such as gender, class, sexuality and disability.

Please be aware that books can take approximately four weeks from date of request to appear on the library's shelves.

Liberating CityLibrary

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Terms and conditions
Requesting items
  • Only print or e-books will be considered for purchase. Liberating CityLibrary excludes journals, articles, electronic materials and Language and Communication tests
  • We will purchase the latest edition of each book
  • As a general rule Library Services will not purchase foreign language titles
  • Liberating CityLibrary requests are monitored and we ask that you are mindful of the number of requests that you submit
  • Liberating CityLibrary is only available to current City, University of London students and staff. We are unable to accept recommonendations from alumni, visiting SCONUL members and attendees of short courses
Supplying items
  • We will contact you if it is not possible to purchase your request
  • If the requested book costs less than £60 and there are no copies in stock, your order will be placed within five working days. Requests for books costing more than £60, or where copies are in stock, will be passed to Academic Services Librarians for purchase approval
Receiving items
  • Books can take approximately four weeks from date of request to appear on the Library's shelves