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English: Print or eBooks

Books and ebooks

The Library has a huge range of print and e-Book titles to meet your needs.

Print books can be a great place to start your research, but remember that demand can be high, so you'll need to plan in advance.

e-Books are a quick and easy way to access material. They are available on or off-campus and can be used 24 hours a day. If you own a tablet device, these books can be viewed easily wherever you have a connection to the internet. These titles also allow limited printing.

You can access our print and e-Book collections through the Library Website search box.

e-books are accessible on or off campus and are easy to use.

Here's a video guide for Ebook Central

Here's an Accessibility Guide to Ebook Central e-books

Here's a Quick Start guide for Ebsco ebooks

Reading Lists Online  provides access to the reading lists for your modules, as provided by your lecturers. Find your lists by searching for module names, module codes or by your lecturer's name. You can also follow the Reading Lists Online link from your module's Moodle page. See the how-to video HERE.

Individual items on the lists will take you directly to the Library Catalogue to check availability (or place a reservation) or where possible link through to the full text for many e-books and e-journals.

If you can't find your reading list have a word with your Tutor(s) or if you have problems with the site contact us at

What do I do if the Library does not have the book I need?

If the Library does not have a book which you need to study and it is more than six months since it was published we may be able to borrow it on your behalf from another Library.

This is know as an Inter-Library loan and there is information about this service here.

Use the form here to suggest a book which you wish to study but we do not have in stock - we will be happy to consider your suggestion

Subjects and Shelfmarks in the Library

Language (400s)


Literature (800s)



 Corpus Linguistics


 American Literature


 English Dictionaries


 English Language


 English Literature




 Grammar (English)

 425 & 428.2

 Drama : American


 Etymology : English


 History of English Language


 Drama : English


 Grammar (English)

 425 & 428.2



 Drama : Shakespeare




 Language Acquisition


 Fiction : American






 Fiction : English




 Linguistics : Applied


 Poetry : American




 Phonology & Phonetics


 Poetry : English






 Screen Writing 










 Spoken Discourse




Latest Titles added to Library stock

Milton in the Arab-Muslim World

The first full-length study of the reception of John Milton's (1608-74) writings in the Arab-Muslim world, this book examines the responses of Arab-Muslim readers to Milton's works, and in particular, to his epic poem: Paradise Lost. It contributes to knowledge of the history, development, and ways in which early modern writings are read and understood by Muslims. By mapping the literary and more broadly cultural consequences of the censure, translation and abridgement of Milton's works in the Arab-Muslim world.

Key Book Chapters

Some Key Book Chapters on your Reading Lists will have been scanned and placed on our Digital Library.

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