Don't get rid of books from the library!

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Without books it will be very hard for me to do well rounded research

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  • This idea opened on 13th April 2017 and closed for voting on 4th May 2017.
  • This Idea gained a 3rd which means it's not a priority for the time being. 

  • The Executive has agreed to give this Idea a conditional pass. Work will start on this Idea unless it is vetoed by two-thirds of the Student Council Meeting. Click here for more info

  • Student Council agreed to pass this Idea. This Idea is now Students’ Union policy and has been sent to The Executive for work to begin.

  • The Students' Union has been in consultation with the Library, students and academic staff and can provide the following updates: only texts that have not been borrowed for three years will be considered for removal from the library’s stock and wherever possible a digital copy will be saved. The Library have agreed to give first refusal of any physical copies that are to be removed to academic staff and students and that other copies will be donated to charities, other libraries and institutions. Dedicated space in S Block will be made available to house books removed from the Library 


Jamie Jordon
10:39am on 3 May 17 Like I said, they are focusing on digital collections that are on reading lists as they are the most used and needed and can get digital copies of texts requested.
Lauren Sykes
3:35pm on 2 May 17 I understand this but will they ensure that the books they are removing will be digitalised before they are removed? Surely it would affect students who prefer to read the books in the library without checking them out?
Jamie Jordon
3:54pm on 20 Apr 17 Just some information about this: - At present, they are only getting rid of books that have not been borrowed for more than 4 years. - They are not a “just in case” library and therefore cannot keep books on the shelves that no-one is using just in case someone needs to use them in the years to come. - They can get hold of texts easily if the need arises in the future - they are likely to be digital. - They are focusing our efforts to ensure we have books on reading lists because this is where most of our complaints about stock arise. - They have more books and a wider collection than we have ever had before. - They are focusing on digital collections because these provide the best access for the largest number of students.
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