More Books is a book recommendation service for students*.

If you need a book for your studies, course work, dissertation or exams which the Library doesn't have, or if you think an extra copy or eBook would be helpful, please get in touch.

Send the details of the book, why you need it and your email address to and we'll do our best to respond to your request as quickly as possible.

Suggestions are welcome from all students, however this service should benefit final year students in particular, who may need books on more specialised areas.

Since its launch in January 2014, we have purchased many new titles and additional copies of high demand books in response to More Books requests.

A selection of More Books requested by students from 01.08.17 - 12.01.18


Feedback from students who have used the service has been very positive:

Thank you so much!  This is very useful and you were very quick to respond to my request. Great system.

Thank you very much, I have collected the book and it has been extremely useful.

Shot them an e-mail suggesting the purchase of the latest edition of a rather expensive (but highly regarded) textbook on neuroscience, got a reply only two days later that the book was ready for pick-up.  Extremely impressed! (a recent post on Facebook)

More services to support students' resource needs:

  • some eBook providers offer Preview and Suggest for purchase options.
  • the new interactive reading list software links directly to our Orders Department so we can try to ensure essential recommended readings are available.
  • we monitor requests placed through the Library Search and fast track orders for extra copies of high demand books or eBooks where possible.
  • the Subject Guides pages include links to specialised resources e.g. historical texts, journal services, video resources and other LibGuides for LLC services such as Recommend a Resource and much more.
  • items not available at UoD can be requested through interlibrary loan.
  • we have reciprocal agreements with Universities of Abertay and St Andrews so our students can join their libraries.
  • distance learning, part-time and postgraduate students can also join other libraries through Sconul Access.
  • if you need any help finding, using or accessing library resources, you can contact the Library.

*Staff requests for books, journals or other resources should be directed to