Book and English language lovers of the University, unite!

    At the English Department’s Reading Room you can:
  • learn about American, British and Canadian literature;
  • sharpen your English language skills;
  • borrow books in English from various fields such as Language and Literature, Culture and Civilization, History, Government & Politics or Criticism and Theory. No permit or student id needed. Just show up at the Reading Room during open hours, browse through our collection or tell us what books you need and you’ll be registered into our web application.
  • volunteer your time to help out at the library;
  • talk about literature in a book club or debate controversial issues in a debate club;
  • join your fellow students in a study group;

Volunteering at the Reading Room

The Reading Room has been and will remain a project of the students, by the students, for the students. Tens of students have already put in hours at the Reading Room library and some of them have become permanent members of the library’s management team.

The type of work you will do as a volunteer ranges from registering, labeling and color-coding books to handling the loans and returns and contributing ideas and solutions to the general project.

The teams of volunteers are currently coordinated by Dr. Lorelei Caraman.

If you are an English major or minor and would like to volunteer your time, contact us at or come visit us at the Reading Room or the English Department during open hours.

Contact us at:

Or visit us at the Reading Room building of Al. I. Cuza University

24 Carol I Boulevard