Near and Far World Books@UoP

Near and Far World Books (NFWB@UoP) is a growing collection of bilingual, translated and non-English language children’s books. It incorporates the prestigious collection, Outside In World Children's Books in Translation. The collections are situated near the Library Café, on the ground floor, for easy access for all our visitors. We actively encourage the collections to be used to support research and teaching at the University of Portsmouth and in the wider academic world, and for community outreach work.

Accessing the collections

Items within the collections are included on the Library Catalogue. and most items are available for loan. They are shelved in 2 separate sequences. The shelfmark is preceded with either "Outside in World" or "Near and Far World Books." Items which are not available for loan can be consulted in the Library, on request. They are housed in a Glass Cupboard in the Book Nook.

If you are not a member of the University and would like to visit the collection, please see our Library Membership webpages.

Additional information

The Outside in World collection can be browsed online and you can find out more about this organisation, "dedicated to promoting and exploring world literature and children's books in translation" by visiting the Outside in World website.

Other children's literature and illustration collections can be discovered in the main University Library sequence.