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 Psychology, Sociology Books tabs.
Where can I find the books? The main subject areas are: Psychology shelved in the 150's, Sociology shelved at 301. 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.
You can borrow most items for 2 weeks.
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.