Liberty Library

Purpose

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. 

Check Out

To check out a book or game, see Kali Christianson at the front desk in Barry Hall 400. 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 400D
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Liberty Library hours are subject to change if the library is in use.


Featured Books

The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate

By Jayson Lusk

This book is featured in the Regulating Food and Vice reading group for the spring 2019 Mancur Olson Scholars program. Book Description

 

Regulating Vice: Misguided Prohibitions and Realistic Controls

By Jim Leitzel

This book is featured in the Regulating Food and Vice reading group for the spring 2019 Mancur Olson Scholars program. Book Description

 

Humanomics: Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations for the Twenty-First Century

By Vernon L. Smith and Bart J. Wilson

This book is featured in the Humanomics reading group for the spring 2019 Mancur Olson Scholars program. Book Description

Professors' Picks

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

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

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

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