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First Year Experience by Michael Smalle: Popular Reading

Welcome!

Welcome to Popular Reading!

What's the Point of Popular Reading?

The Popular Reading section of the Library contains items not related to course work.  These items were selected with the enjoyment and leisure of the reader in mind.  The collection holds many popular fiction titles from a variety of genres.  There are non-fiction titles also available in the areas of biography, cookery, fitness and many more.

The collection also offers a selection of titles relating to study skills and coping with University life in general.  A range of titles providing help for personal issues are also available.

A selection of newspapers can also be found in the Reading Room.

Reading Room Location

The Popular Reading collection is situated on the left hand side as you enter the Reading Room.  The Reading Room itself is located on the Ground Floor of the Library, directly across from the entrance gates.  The Reading Room also houses the skeleton of a Giant Irish Deer.

Popular Reading in the Wider Library Collection

Do you have an interest in Film or Photography?  Or maybe Art and Architecture are more your thing?  Perhaps Literature from Different Countries Around the World appeal to you?  Or maybe it's Sports and Biographies that are more to your taste?

No matter what you are interested in or passionate about, the Library has a book for you!  There are new realms of information on every shelf waiting for you to explore them...it's not all study and assignments you know!  So take some time out, have a glance at what's out there and indulge in your Hobbies, Pastimes and Areas of Interest.

Here are some topics with their Shelfmarks and locations in the Library.  If you would like to see more subjects included here, simply send an email to libinfo@ul.ie .

Subject Shelfmark Location
Architecture 710 - 730 Second floor - room to the left of the bathrooms.
Art 700 - 709 Second floor - room to the left of the bathrooms.
Music* 780 - 789

Second floor - room to the left of the bathrooms.

*CDs located across from entrance to room.

Contemporary Irish Literature 823.914 Second floor - rear of the building; end opposite the bathrooms; left hand side.
American Literature 811 - 813 Second floor - rear of the building; end opposite the bathrooms; left hand side.
African Literature 823 Second floor - rear of the building; end opposite the bathrooms; left hand side.
Sports 796 - 799 First floor - Across from the stairs.
Biographies N/A Location dependent upon subject.
Graphic Novels 741.5 - 741.5916

Second floor - room to the left of the bathrooms.

Japanese Literature 895 Second floor - rear wing.