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Print and electronic

The books provided by the Library consist of both print and electronic copies.


The print books are divided between the two libraries on campus:

  • Bedford: science, social science and history;
  • Founder's: arts, literature and humanities and music

The print books are further divided into various collections: Short Loan, Main, Oversize etc. Each collection is shelved according to the Dewey decimal classification scheme. Information on loan periods & renewals can be found here.

To search for books in our libraries, LibrarySearch can be used. Note down the Dewey classmark (which will tell you where the book is located on the shelf) and check to see if the item is available.


The Library provides access to e-books, either as individual titles, or as part of collections of e-books, such as Early English Books Online (EEBO). Access to individual titles is often provided for heavily used books on reading lists.

You can use the following ways to find and access e-books:

  • LibrarySearch: you can access e-books using direct links in the search results;
  • E-resources A-Z: you can look for collections of e-books such as EEBO.

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