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Our Services - Decolonising your reading list toolkit: About this toolkit

This guide provides information about decolonising reading lists and provides you with advice and guidance on best practice.

How this toolkit was created

This tool kit was created by Yuka Atsuchi who worked with the University Library and Collections as a decolonising intern in 2023.

Yuka carried out research into practices at other Universities, consulted with academic staff at Durham and worked with library staff to develop this resource. It builds on good practice at other institutions and brings in the Durham perspective. 

We would like to express our thanks to Yuka for her passion and hard work in this area. And for leaving us with a tool, driven by the student voice, that we hope will benefit students and staff at Durham.

We expect this to be an evolving toolkit as it starts to get used. Your feedback is welcome and encouraged. You can email us at or speak to your Faculty Librarian.