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Adult Nursing BSc: Books & E-Books

Books and E-Books

Textbooks are the first place for you to start when learning about issues relating to Nursing.  Buy or borrow at least one book from your reading list, and use the other books to read more on your subject. 

Bolton Library is your primary source of information.  Use Bolton University's library catalogue and online reading lists to find online books recommended by your lecturers.

For print books, use Bradford College Library. 

Use Bradford College's library catalogue to check what we have in stock, whether it is available or on loan, and to reserve items or check their due date. To find a list of print books on your reading list, see the links below.  Most books can be taken out for 2 weeks and will be automatically renewed each week if no one else requests a copy or if you have reached the limit of 20 renewals - and you can take out up to 20 books at any one time.  There are Self-Issue machines in the Library where you can borrow and return your books. 

Nursing textbooks

Where are the books for Nursing?

Nursing is shelved at 610.73, and general Health Studies is shelved at 362.1, with Social Policy at 361.61Medical books are at 610 with Health Promotion at 613 and Public Health at 614.  There are also Nursing journals in the journals area, including Nursing Times and Community Practitioner for Community nurses. and Study Skills books for help with academic writing, reading and note-taking, and PDP.  You can use the library catalogues to find the exact location of your books. 

Some books are shelved in Hockney Stack. If you see that your books are at this location, find a member of library staff who will collect the book for you.  This is because we are unable to shelve all the library books upstairs in the main library.

Reference books cannot be taken out of the Library.  These are shelved with the lending books, so look out for the Reference sticker on the spine. 

New loan rules (Auto-renewals)

You can borrow most items for 2 weeks.  

  • 2 week loan items will automatically renew for up to 20 times - unless another user requests an item, in which case you will be given 5 day notice to return that item.
  • Reference items and journals can be used only in the library

Email reminders about your library use are automatically sent to your College email account. To access your College email account go to the Student Portal.  You will receive an email confirmation when you borrow an item, and you will receive an email confirmation when an item is due for return.  PLEASE NOTE: if an item cannot be automatically renewed you will receive an email reminder telling you the item and date it must be returned by.  If you do not return an item you will receive email reminders on the due date, 7 days after due date, 14 days after due date, and 28 days after due date.

If you do not wish to regularly check your College email account it is vital that you set up a forwarding rule from your College email account, so that any emails received will be sent to an email address of your choice.  To find out how to do this, click here

You can check the items that you have on loan on the 'My Account' tab at the top of the Library Catalogue.

I can't find my book

If we don't have the book you need on the shelf, check the library catalogue.  If it is out, you can usually reserve it so that when it is returned, it is kept for you to collect.  Please note that we will let you know when your book has been put aside for you by emailing your college email account. You may find that the book is in the Hockney Stack.  If this is the case, just ask a member of library staff and we will collect it for you. If we don't have the book or journal article at all, we may be able to request it for you from another library.  Click on the tab for Inter-Library loans to get more information. 

E-Books

We have a growing number of electronic books available. E-books can be accessed 24/7 from outside College.

Find the book you need by using the Library Catalogue. You may also see links to eBooks in this Moodle course - click on the title of your topic to see a selected reading list.  You may also find links to eBooks on your course pages, or other library pages.

Just enter your usual College (Moodle) login when asked for a password.

You can print from eBooks but only a limited amount of pages.  This is to comply with copyright law.

Please get in touch if you have any difficulties in using eBooks.

Library Services 01274 08 8257
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