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 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.


Featured Books

Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment: A New Approach to the Firm

By Nicolai J. Foss & Peter G. Klein

This book was featured in the Entrepreneurship and Social Orders reading group for the fall 2017 Mancur Olson Scholars program. Book Description

 

Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure

By Tim Harford

This book was featured in the Evolution in Entrepreneurship reading group for the fall 2018 Mancur Olson Scholars program. Book Description

 

Understanding the Process of Economic Change

By Douglass C. North

This book was featured in the Evolution in Entrepreneurship reading group for the fall 2018 Mancur Olson Scholars program. Book Description

Our 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

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

Recommended by Dr. Ryan Yonk

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

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