Take a break from study

There are lots of ways you can switch-off and take a break from studying:

Spotlight On collection

Every month the Library curates a small 'Spotlight On' collection. Previous topics include: the history of the NHS; Halloween; Black History Month; Mental Health Awareness, and many more.

You can view current and previous 'Spotlight On' collections (expand the list to see them all).

The Spotlight On collection is to the left of the Reading Room entrance, near the windows.

Reading Well Collection

This small book and DVD collection covers mental health, wellbeing, and other related topics. The collection is available to all students and staff, and you can find the online reading list here.

There are four themes to the collection:

  • Mental health (Shelf mark / Classmark: MH 1-36) - including stress, depression and body image
  • Long-term conditions (LTC 1-28) - including IBS, chronic fatigue and OCD
  • Young people's mental health (YPM 1-33)
  • Dementia (DM 1-35)

If you'd like further support with any of these topics, you can find out more about the university's mental health and wellbeing team.

The Reading Well Collection is to the left of the Reading Room entrance, near the windows. 

Leisure Reading Collection

Our Leisure Collection includes novels from Charles Dickens to Stephen King, Enid Blyton to Virginia Woolf, Philip Pullman to Roald Dahl. You can also find books on health and managing emotions, vampires, poetry collections and learning differences. All are available to check out and take home “at your leisure”.

The Leisure Collection can be found on the Reading Room Mezzanine.

You can browse the collection online or search for a book below.