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Health and Social Welfare (HE): Books & E-Books

Books and E-Books

Textbooks are the first place for you to start when learning about issues relating to Health, or Community Care practice.  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.  There are Self-Issue machines in the library where you can borrow and return your books. 

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.

Module reading lists

Where are the books for Health and Social Welfare

Books relating to Health are in the Social Sciences area of the library, at 362

Health Studies is shelved at 362.1, with Social Welfare at 361 and Social Policy at 361.61Medical books are at 610 with Health Promotion at 613 and Public Health at 614.  There are also Social Care and Community journals in the journals area, 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. 

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 Telephone : 01274088257
Email : askalibrarian@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
Visit : Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire. BD7 1AY.