Represent

Represent is the campaign the Library is running to help diversify our collections.

It’s important to us that our collections represent the incredibly diverse range of voices in our students, staff and local population. We are keen to include more works by underrepresented voices in the Library and are asking you to recommend titles for us to purchase. These could include (but are not limited to) titles written by BAME, LGBTQ+ or disabled authors as well as titles related to race, gender, sexuality, social class, mental health, disabilities and learning difficulties.

If you want to get inspired we've created some lists of titles we have available at the the library:

  • Represent: A list of titles by underrepresented voices recommended by University of Leicester students and staff through the Represent campaign.
  • Black History month: A selection of books, films and documentaries recommended by University of Leicester students and staff for Black History month.
  • Anti-racism: A list of anti-racism related resources.
  • LGBTQ+ history month: A selection of books recommended by University of Leicester students for LGBTQ+ History month.

Complete our online form to give us your recommendations and make a difference to our collection. We’ve had over 160 titles recommended by students so far. Take a look at the titles we have already purchased by searching ‘readatleicester’ on Library Search or check out our online reading list.

In light of the COVID-19 restrictions please note, we will be purchasing e-books (where available) of all titles requested.

Due to demand we may not be able to purchase immediately but we are keeping all requests and aim to purchase as soon as we are able.

Thank you for your requests we welcome them.