Your reading lists are available online via the Blackboard course for your module. Your lists will:
Watch this short video to find out more about using your online reading list.
Search the Library catalogue Enterprise to find print and e-books held by the Library. It will show you where the books are located and whether there are any copies available to borrow.
Looking for a specific book?
For example, search for the highlighted words to find this book:
Lanham-New, S.A., Macdonald, I.A. & Roche, H.M. (eds) (2011) Nutrition and metabolism. 2nd ed. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Looking for books on a topic?
For example, search for the highlighted words in this essay title:
What effect has climate change had on food security in Africa?
If you can't find your book, please ask at the Information Desk. We're here to help!
We have purchased thousands of e-books which you can read on- or off-campus.
So when all the print copies of the book you wanted are out on loan... or you've reached your limit on the number of books you can borrow at any one time from the Library... or it's cold and raining and you don't want to leave your room - it's worth checking to see if there's an e-copy.
E-books are available to you 24/7 from any device which is connected to the internet, so can be used anytime and anywhere.
Search the Enterprise catalogue for the book or topic you need and once you are viewing your results limit them using the Online and Book filters on the left-hand side.
Your results should now only include e-books. To read the e-book, follow the 'Click here for online access link' and enter your university username and password.
Use the Summon discovery service to find journal articles on a topic. Just pop in your search words and you'll find a list of relevant articles which you can access straight away, both on- and off-campus.
View our brief video for an intro to making the most of Summon:
If you want to explore resources beyond Summon, or do more sophisticated searching on specialist resources for your subject, then take a look at relevant databases using the link below:
Books are currently located on the 2nd and 3rd Floors of the Library whilst refurbishment takes place:
2nd Floor - computing, economics, education, history, law, literature, politics and social sciences
3rd Floor - art, linguistics & language, philosophy, psychology, religion, science and technology
Explore the links below for more detail:
Most books in the Library can be borrowed. Just collect them from the shelves and take them to a self-service point on the Ground Floor. You'll need your Campus Card too.
|Undergraduates||Up to 15 books for up to 3 weeks|
|BA Education students||Up to 20 books for up to 3 weeks|
|Taught postgraduates||Up to 20 books for up to 3 weeks|
|Research postgraduates||Up to 25 books for up to 6 weeks|
Want more detail? See the link below:
The Course Collection is where we put the key textbooks for your modules. You can find it in the URS Building, which is open 24-7 in term-time so that you can always access them.
The Enterprise catalogue will indicate when a copy is in the Course Collection. You can borrow most of these overnight. Watch out if you bring it back late though, we charge our highest fines on these copies because they are needed by so many people.
Down at the London Road campus is the Special Collections Service. Their collections include rare books, manuscripts, records, letters, photographs, maps and drawings - they can be a great resource for your studies and dissertation.