Disability Recognition Month


Celebrate Disability Recognition Month with University of Nottingham Libraries.


Explore our reading list

We asked students and staff for recommendations of works that explore disability to broaden our collection and make it more inclusive.

With those suggestions we created a dedicated reading list for Disability Recognition Month. It includes a wide range of titles, covering essays, memoirs and fiction, alongside a selection of webpages and magazines.  

Many titles from the reading list are available to borrow from our libraries in print or ebook format. Click through on the reading list to check availability on NUsearch and place requests.  

Share your suggestions 

Is an essential title, or your favourite, missing from the list? Let us know and we’ll try and purchase as many of the titles for our collections as we can.  

Share your recommendation

Digital exhibition – share your artwork 

Early next year, Libraries will be hosting DisPerspective, a digital exhibition of art that portrays life with a disability.  

We will shortly be seeking submissions for the exhibition from students and staff. The work can be photographic, painting, collage, textile or anything else that can be submitted as a digital image.  

The window for submissions will open soon and will close at the end of term on Friday 16 December. The submitted artworks will be exhibited online and digitally in some libraries from January 2023.  

If you have any questions, please email 

Sign up for our reading group event

Join Libraries on Wednesday 8 February 2023 at 6pm for our next reading group event.

This time we will be discussing Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, an anthology of personal essays by disabled people, edited by Alice Wong. 

We have a limited number of free copies of the book to giveaway to students who sign up for the event. Sign up quick and let us know on the form if you would like a copy. 

A copy of the young adult version is also available in Hallward Library. You can request it online via NUsearch for delivery to your preferred library. 

Sign up for the reading group 

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