Readers’ Advisory

July 10th, 2008

One of the interesting—and sometimes challenging—activities in librarianship is matching a library user to the texts that he/she will most like to read, be it for research or entertainment.

If you intend to read for entertainment this summer, you may wish to speak with your librarian or try some of the resources, below. Each resource enables you to explore a genre or factor a recommendation based upon authors or books you already enjoy.


Locate available copies of books on campus or within the UW-System by using the MadCat catalog and its UW System search feature. The Madison Public Library, as part of the South Central Library System, is also an amazing resource for satisfying popular reading interests–search its LINKcat catalog to locate items of interest.