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14-16: Childcare

Finding books in the Library

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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.

You must check your email which will tell you if you need to bring your books back.

These are the main shelf marks/classification numbers for books for Early Years and Childcare.  If you are unsure where to find a specific title you can always ask at the Library Information Desk  or search the Library Catalogue. 

Subject Shelf Mark
Behaviour Management 372.1102
Child Care 649.1
Child Development 155.4
Child Observation  372.21
Child Protection 362.76
Child Psychology 155.4
Child Welfare 362.7
Day Care: Children 362.712
Diet & Nutrition 613.2
Educational Theories 370.1
Early Years Education 372.21
How Children Learn 155.41
Learning Through Play 155.418
Play Outdoors 372.1384
Safeguarding 362.76
Sociology of Childhood 305.23


Search the Library Catalogue

Search by author, title or a subject keyword. Any matching results will be displayed.

You can then find out the following information:

  • where the book is - the shelf mark;
  • how long the book can be borrowed for; 
  • and whether a book is on the shelf or out on loan.


Learning Theories

Can't find the book you want?

If all copies of a textbook are on loan you can place a reservation, or there may be a copy available online as an e-book. 

If the book or journal article is not available from the library you can ask for an inter-library loan.


General Books