Key Texts changes

Posted on 5 June 2018

Changes to the Key Texts Collection for 2018/19.

Over the last academic year, we have been analysing usage of items in the Key Texts Collection, the Library’s 4-hour loan service. The data tells us that many of the items in the Collection are rarely or never borrowed, despite them being on Reading Lists.

We want to make sure that all books are available to students for as long as possible; we have therefore decided to move any Key Texts books with fewer than 10 loans in 2017/18 back into the main Library collection, where students will benefit from longer Flexible Loans. In this way, we will maintain a smaller, more targeted Key Texts Collection which is complemented by our other high demand methods.

This work will take place during Summer 2018.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.