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Access to HE Nursing and Midwifery: Finding Books and E-books

This the Access to Nursing and Midwifery Library Guide. Here you can find help on finding and using the resources the Library provides.

Books and E-Books

Textbooks The Library has books and e-books to meet the needs of your course.   A level textbooks are a good place to start your research. Use the Library Catalogue or your reading list to check which books are available.  You can also see examples of recommended textbooks by clicking on the Biology Books and Social Issues in Healthcare tabs.

Where can I find the books?   The main subject areas are: Anatomy & physiology shelved at 612, Biology at 570, Psychology at 150 and Health in the 610s.   You may also need to read books in other subject areas:  use the Library Catalogue or your reading list to find these books. 

How long can I borrow the books for?  Most books can be borrowed for 2 weeks. 

Do we have any e-books? We have a large collection of e-books. E-books can be accessed 24/7 from phones, tablets and laptops.  Find the title you need by using the Library Catalogue or your reading list.  Enter your College IT username and password when prompted to do so.

Reading List

Shelf marks for Nursing and Midwifery

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These are the main shelf marks / classification numbers for books that will be useful for Access to HE Nursing and Midwifery.

If you are unsure where to find a specific title you can always ask at the Library Information Desk  or search the Library Catalogue. 

Anatomy and physiology 612
Biology 570
Caring for the Elderly 362.6
Drugs and Treatments 615
Diseases 616
Health and Wellbeing 613
Health Inequalities 362.1094
Health Promotion 613
Health Service in UK 362.10941
Mental Health 616.89
Psychology 150
Safeguarding  362.7
Social Welfare 361
Study Skills SSC - Study Skills Collection


More information

You can borrow most items for 2 weeks.  

  • 2 week loan items will automatically renew for up to 25 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 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.

When you put your search terms into the Library Catalogue, you search the description or summary of every book in the library including e-books.  However, you can also search within the full text of e-books by going to the e-book platform website.

We buy e-books from two main suppliers which are listed below.  Click on each of the links below and enter your search terms.  The contents of all the e-books in the collection will be searched.