Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The manuscript describes the potential ideas to develop and implement bibliotherapy in academic libraries to resolve real-life problems of students.


Recent years have witnessed an upsurge in the therapeutic use of books generally Bibliotherapy refers to the use of books (literary works in particular) to help people cope with problems such as emotional conflict, mental illness, or changes in their lives. The article focuses on how Bibliotherapy can provide information and enhance personal insight, suggest alternatives, diminish isolation, clarify emerging values, stimulate discussion and extend the counselling process outside of traditional settings. Particular attention is given to how Bibliotherapy, expressive activities and counselling facilitate young minds to find solutions to personal problems, develop life skills and enhanced self-image.