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If you have any suggestions for stock that does not appear on the Library Search results but you think may benefit you and other students on your course, please fill in the form below. Please note any personal information submitted will only be used in relation to your query.

The Library supports Birmingham City University’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and we strive to make the resources available to you more inclusive. We are especially interested in recommendations for inclusive material. Examples of inclusive material include items authored / created by or about an underrepresented and marginalised group identified by, for example, disability, LGBTQ+, Global Majority, working class background, neurodiversity, gender etc. Your inclusive suggestions will be shared on the Your Choice @BCULibrary Reading List Online.

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*All suggestions are considered for purchase, these questions are for our guidance only.

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