One of the interesting and pleasantly-challenging aspects of our work in libraries is to match a library user with the texts that he or she will most want to read, be it for research or entertainment.
If you intend to read for fun this summer, contact us, check out our campus libraries’ Pinterest Board to “Summer Reads“, revisit the 2014 “Book Madness” list or try some of the tools, below. Each one of these additional resources enables you to explore a genre or factor a recommendation based upon authors, books or themes you already enjoy.
Locate available copies of books on campus or within the UW-System by using the library 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 catalog to locate items of interest. (Subscribe to its MadReads Daily for book recommendations).
And, if you haven’t yet discovered it, Steenbock Library hosts its very own “Little Free Library” in which you can also freely exchange popular reading materials.