Library Champions Scheme

The Library Champion Scheme is an initiative developed between The Library and the Students’ Union to give students a voice in the Library.

Each school has a Library Champion. Your Library Champion works closely with your Academic Support Team to represent you. They can order library books for you, raise issues you might be having with the Library, take forward suggestions for improving and developing library services, and make sure you know about new Library services and developments.

Want to recommend titles for the Library?

If you want to recommend something you’d like to see in the library:

  1. Find out who the Library Champion is for your subject area.
  2. Email them with details of what you would like ordering, including full details of the resource and the number of copies you would like to see in the Library.
  3. Let us know if you would like to be notified when we get it in stock, so you know when it’s available.

The Library Champion Scheme fund is for books, eBooks and DVDs only. It can be used for new titles which we do not already stock, or extra copies of high demand items.

Want to make a suggestion or raise something with the Library?

Get in touch with your Library Champion to discuss it further.


Who is my Library Champion?

A full list of Library Champions for 2019/20 is available from the Students' Union website.

If your School Rep has not yet been appointed, you can still recommend resources for us to purchase, and make suggestions and get information about us by contacting your dedicated Academic Support Librarian.


What staff think

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"If you need any book for your course, or find that the copies in the library are always booked out, your Library Champion can arrange for more to be ordered. As users of the library, you experience the library in a different way to those that manage it - you can also use your Library Champion to let them know what you think and suggest improvements."
Dr. Rachael Antwis, Lecturer in Global Ecology and Conservation, School of Environment & Life Sciences


The Library says...

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"The Library Champion initiative allows students and staff to work together to improve the Library service. It's a fantastic way of being able to have your say about the books we have in stock and gives you the opportunity to make suggestions for future library developments. Having a Library Champion also means that you will always be up-to-date with any new library services, and can get the most out of your library!"
Tracy Breheny, Academic Support Librarian