Searching the Library Catalogue

All of our library books, as well as electronic books, DVDs and print journals, can be found by searching the Library Catalogue.  You can access it from the homepage of the library website or can go there directly via

If you know the title of the book you’re looking for, simply enter it into the search box. Otherwise you can search for keywords, subject or a particular author.

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Your results will indicate whether the item is a book (it may come up as paperback, hardback or book) an ebook, or serial (journal). If you want to limit your search to only look for books or ebooks then you can use the filters on the left hand side of the screen. This is also where you can limit your results to a certain date range.

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To find out whereabouts in the library a book is located, click on ‘check availability’. This will tell you how many copies are available, how long you can borrow them for, and the shelfmark – this is the number where the book is located. If you want to view an ebook, we have more information about that here.

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If no copies are available, then you will have the option to reserve one – make sure you sign into the library catalogue. Remember, if you’re not sure where a book is or how to find it, you can always ask a member of library staff to point you in the right direction.













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