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Relax & Read at Concordia Library

Did you know the Library has non-academic materials that are just for fun? We have books, graphic novels, DVDs, streaming videos, and music. You can also find games, puzzles, and colouring books in our Leisure and Wellness Spaces at Webster and Vanier.

Explore the links on this page for recommendations, as well as tips for searching for more materials in Sofia, the Library's Discovery tool.

Tips for Searching in Sofia

You can search the Library’s Discovery tool to find books (including ebooks), DVDs, music, and other fun materials.

You can search by author or title if you already know what you are looking for.

You can search by genre by using the search code ge: followed by the genre.

Example: ge: science fiction

Example: ge: graphic novels

After your initial search, using the panel on the left side of the screen, you can limit your search to “fiction” (under Content Type).

If you find a book that interests you in Sofia, you can click on the author’s name or on one of the book’s subjects to find other items like it. 

Read a good book recently?

Do you have a favourite book you want your fellow Concordians to read? Share it via Twitter or Instagram. Be sure to add @concordialib and #CUReads.

Credit: The title of this reading guide was inspired by the University of Manitoba Libraries' Relax ‘n Read leisure guide. This guide was also inspired by many other excellent leisure reading guides, including those from Lancaster University Library, Queensborough Community College, University of Exeter, University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries, and University of Tennessee Knoxville Libraries.

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