Diversifying your resources gets a little easier

New collections available from the library

The library is committed to developing diverse and inclusive collections. We do this through our support of the Diversity Mark award at Kent and also encourage students to see themselves on the shelves through resource recommendations  and library events.

Discovering content that comes from an author of a marginalised group or represents diverse perspectives can be problematic and make the work seem overwhelming. We aim with the Diversity Mark toolkit, to support academics that are prioritising this through their reading lists.

We are also pleased to highlight a number of collections we are making available to you this year to help find relevant content. These are part of a You Read, We Buy scheme until June 2022. After which we will select the most popular titles  to add to our permanent collections.

  • African Diaspora covers communities of African descent within the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France.
  • African American music reference includes all  forms of black American musical expression.
  • Black abolitionist papers covers the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War.
  • Diversity DDA over 150 ebooks from diverse authors or perspectives
  • History Vault provides a range of archival material from American history including the Black freedom struggle of the 20th century.
  • LGBT thought and culture provides books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements.
  • Newspaper and Magazine Archive provides access to News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive, Religious Magazine Archive, Women Magazine Archive and Leftist Historical Newspaper. Each covering media up to 2015.
  • Women and Social Movements International  provides a range of archival material from women’s movements across the globe.

Please browse through, use and bookmark to reading lists if you want to see resources added to our collection permanently.


If you would like to discuss diversifying your reading lists further then contact your liaison librarian  or Student Success.