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Early years (HE): Books and E-Books

Books and E-Books

Textbooks are the first place for you to start when learning about Early Years.  Buy or borrow at least one book from your reading list, and use the other books to read more on your subject.  Many of our textbooks are also available online - you can find these on the Library Catalogue.

You can borrow up to 20 books for 2 weeks.  After this time, they will renew for 1 more week unless someone else requests a copy.  They will keep renewing for up to 20 times.

Use the library catalogue to check what we have in stock, whether it is available or on loan, or available as an e-Book,  and to reserve items.

See e-books for distance learning on 'Online Reading' tab

Where are the books for Early Years Studies?

Books relating to Early Years are mainly in the left hand area of the library as you come up the stairs. 

These include books on Childhood, Child development, Psychology, Social Policy, Safeguarding, Law and some Education.  Social research methods are also here.  In the right hand area are books relating to health and nutrition, and parenting.  There is also the magazine Nursery World in the journals area, and Study Skills books for help with academic writing, reading and note-taking, and PDP.  You can use the library catalogue 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. 

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.

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