Any books on these shelves that you would like to read for fun?
About the Project
Welcome, on behalf of the entire Books We Read team.
This project has been evolving ever since we discovered that books on the shelves academic libraries can also serve diverse purposes other than reading for classes, writing papers, and citing scholarly resources.
- Students confirmed during their library sessions and visits that most of them read in their spare time. The large variety of books, topics, genres, and languages Rutgers students read never fails to surprise us.
- As librarians call it, “recreational reading” material has become an important part of the collection in academic libraries, whether separated from the main collection or integrated and shelved with other titles.
- “What’s the last book you read?” is also a popular question at job interviews to find out about you as a person — and “none since high school” is not an inspiring answer! It’s never too early to start preparing.
Follow the current project on the project timeline page.
UPDATE (March 8, 2020) – MOVING ONLINE
Due to the corona virus situation, the Books We Read team decided to move online and focus on accessing resources remotely.
UPDATE (April 10, 2020) – FULLY ONLINE
We are fully online! See the timeline of the move along with the highlights of resources made available in the past couple of weeks.