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Beyond the Book 2020-21: Getting Started

This research guide provides resources and information related to the four Beyond the Book 2020-21 options and program.

Beyond the Book 2020-2021 Selections

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How to Get a Copy of a Book

Since student and staff safety is our top priority, LCC Library's building is currently closed and we are unable to lend our print books at this time. To access a copy of one of the books, please choose from the below options.

LCC book pick up
Book pick up happening every Thursday at the Administration Building on LCC's Downtown campus. Email your name and book selection to and you will be emailed to coordinate your book pick up time.

*Note "There There" is not being distributed this fall as it was previously distributed.

Borrow from another library
Except for There There, LCC library does not have e-book copies of the other Beyond the Book options, due to licensing and platform limitations. Checkout a copy of these books from an area library. As an LCC student you can get a free library card from East Lansing Public Library and as a Michigan resident with a valid state ID you can get a free library card from Delta Township District Library.

Buy a copy
Buy any of the books from a variety of booksellers in print, e-book, or as a free audiobook with an Audible trial.

About Beyond the Book

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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce the expansion of the One Book initiative to "Beyond the Book" The Diversity Campus Reading Circle. This program is focused on embracing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) by exploring four themes with four different books at the campus-wide level:

The purpose of Beyond the Book is to expand the dialogues, learning and engagement around diversity, equity, and inclusion themed books to foster a greater sense of community all while celebrating difference. This program is designed to provide an enjoyable and positive reading experience both inside and outside of the classroom. The aim of the Diversity Campus Reading Circles is to engage students, faculty, staff, and the larger community in a wide range of social discussion around DEI themes and intellectual activities to create an inclusive campus community.

Mental and Emotional Support

These books deal with difficult subjects, if you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, or need someone to talk to, don't hesitate to contact LCC Counseling Services. Where you can talk with a state-licensed, professional counselor for free as a currently-enrolled LCC student.

If you are not an LCC student and need help, please check out the mental health resources listed on

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