Book recommendation flowchart

If you wish to find out the process a book recommendation goes through or if you wish to know if you have  completed the necessary steps of finding your book, please see the flowchart below 

Book recommendation flow chart

PDF book recommendation flowchart 


Book recommendations


Books for the College Library are chosen from Departmental and Faculty reading lists and at the recommendation of Directors of Studies.Book recommendation box

But purchase recommendations from students are always very welcome! Our full Collections Policy is available on our website.

They are normally purchased in the most appropriate and accessible format, unless they are either unobtainable or – individually or collectively – very expensive. 

Book recommendation forms are readily available in the Library, and recommendations are also welcomed electronically

  •  Email at or ask at the Enquiry Desk on the First Floor.
  •  Webform
  • Fill in a printed book recommendation slip in the Reading Room, Floor 1 (red box in Reading Room) 


Please understand that we may not be able to buy everything and we will give precedence to requests for books from reading lists for Part I and Part II papers.



Book recommendations are only for physical copies of books. For book recommendations for ebooks please contact the ebooks team. Contact information can be found on the ebooks@cambridge group