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Education Team: Taught Programmes: Books

The smartest way to start your search



To search for:

  • a specific book, type in the author surname and some words from the title
  • books on your reading list, type in your module code
  • books on a topic, type your keywords and then select Books from the Limit by material type menu on the left-hand side of your results page

E-Book Providers

You can also search the individual e-book databases to locate material that is not available in Library stock.  If you find something of interest please contact your Information Specialist.

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Unable to locate the full text of an item?

If you cannot find the book you're looking for in the Library SmartSearch you can suggest that we buy the book using this form.

If there are books, journal articles or conference papers you are unable to locate in full text you can order a copy via the Library Inter-library Loan service.  Please view the Library web pages on the Inter-library Loan Service to find out how to register and order the item you need.

Managing your library books

  • Go to the Library webpages to find out how many books you can borrow.
  • If you need a book for longer you can renew the book by going to your Library Record.
  • If all copies of a book are out on loan and you would like to get hold of a copy you need to reserve it
  • If there is an electronic copy (e-book) click on the link and login.  E-books are exactly the same in terms of content as a printed book they are just in a different format. We buy e-books from a number of different sources, please check the help files on the specific platform or contact the Library Help desk for further help.