The Liberty Library provides resources and space for students to study and engage with ideas of classical liberalism, economics, philosophy, public policy, freedom, entrepreneurship and more.
To check out a book or game, see Kali Christianson in Barry Hall 400A. Books may be checked out for two weeks with the possibility of an extension. Games must be checked out and returned same day by 4 p.m. No check out is required if the book or game will be used within the Liberty Library.
Hours & Location
Barry Hall 400
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*Liberty Library hours are subject to change.
The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life
By Steven E. Landsburg
Recommended by Dr. Raymond March
Air bags cause accidents, because well-protected drivers take more risks. This well-documented truth comes as a surprise to most people, but not to economists, who have learned to take seriously the proposition that people respond to incentives... More
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
By William Zinsser
Recommended by Dr. Ryan Yonk
On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet... More
Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt
By Arthur C. Brooks
Recommended by Kali Christianson
Brooks' work reveals in a very practical way how each of us can be a force for unity--in our families, in our communities, and in a country desperate to free itself from the culture of contempt... More
The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy
By James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock
Recommended by Dr. Jeremy Jackson
The Calculus of Consent breaks with past theories of political science in its analysis of democratic decision-making processes. It approaches the basic problems of politics, using the technical tools developed in modern economics and game theory... More
Beyond Politics: The Roots of Government Failure
By Randy T. Simmons
Providing students of economics, politics, and policy with a concise explanation of public choice, markets, property, and political and economic processes, this record identifies what kinds of actions are beyond the ability of government... More
Individualism and Economic Order
By F.A. Hayek
Recommended by Dr. James Caton
In this collection of writings, Nobel laureate Friedrich A. Hayek discusses topics from moral philosophy and the methods of the social sciences to economic theory as different aspects of the same central issue: free markets versus socialist planned economies... More