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Find yourself in our collections

We are launching a student campaign to build and diversify our library collections. Our collections should represent all our students, reflecting King’s diverse communities and the broader world.

We are inviting all King’s students to ‘Find yourself in our collections, decolonise and diversify King’s Libraries’ by identifying works that you connect with and feel represent you.

We want to celebrate the diverse works held in our libraries and enrich our collections by adding new resources chosen by you. 

Tell us about a work that resonates with YOU. It can be: 
•   a book, an ebook, an article, a film, or other library resource  
•   a resource outside your area of study that interests you personally, e.g. a favourite novel or poem 
•   an item already in our collection or something new that you would like to see added.  

Choose a work which you feel: 
•   depicts and represents you, or speaks with your voice  
•   foregrounds and illustrates your personal characteristics 
•   portrays your story or experience  
•   highlights your community or background 
•   explores ideas, issues or beliefs that are important to you.

To highlight and celebrate these works in the future, we are also asking you to briefly tell us WHY you chose this work or quote a favourite passage or line from the work.

You can search our existing physical and digital collections using Library Search.

Send us details of your choice and the reasons behind it using our webform below.

Currently we are inviting one submission per person. We will endeavour to purchase new resources subject to our budget and supplier availability.  

Thank you for helping to diversify our collections

Across King’s we are striving to be an organisation built around equality, diversity, and inclusion. Libraries & Collections are working to diversify our physical and digital resources, to create inclusive collections which support inclusive education.  
To truly represent our student communities, we need your input and insight to help us discover and develop our collections in your image.  
We want to expand the range of voices and viewpoints in our collections and address the underrepresentation of marginalised groups. 

Find yourself in our collections: Webform

  • About you
  • Name
  • Book or Item details
  • Please choose a resource type
  • We are planning to promote your selections to other library users with ‘Find yourself’ tags in Library Search, special bookplates in the physical books and other activities.
  • Can we use your comments for our promotional work?