Q. Could you place Japenese novels? e.g. Haruki Murakami. Native language novels help students mental and relieve stress a lot!!


Thank you for your suggestion. 

We currently have a fiction Bookswap on the ground floor of the library. Students can take a book for free to read and replace with another they have finished with, which someone else might benefit from. We would encourage people to share native language novels in this way. 

The material we purchase for our collections are primarily in support of courses and research. We are however also developing links with Essex (County Council) Libraries and often do our own campaigns at exam time for ways which students can relieve stress, including reading novels as a wellbeing activity. 

We will certainly consider what else we can do to support our diverse community.


  • Last Updated Feb 19, 2020
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  • Answered By Sarah Boateng

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