Books and Journals

Tab Content: Books

The Library provides both a physical and virtual book collection. There are over half a million printed titles available to browse and borrow within the Library building, but there are also thousands of titles available as eBooks.

Use OneSearch to discover the Library's printed and online collections.

Relax with a book from our Leisure Reading Collection which is situated on the ground floor of the Library. The collection contains a wide variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, mystery, crime, science fiction, biography, and graphic novels.

Our Special Collections preserve, promote and develop our historical and special research resources. They range across topics including music, cinema, local studies, historical book collections, popular fiction and many others.

The following link provide more details to help you find and use printed books and eBooks

Tab Content: Journals

Journals are important sources of information for subject research. They contain collections of articles published in separates parts and at regular intervals, eg weekly, monthly or quarterly. Journals can also be referred to as periodicals, magazines or serials. 

The Library provides access to thousands of journals, the majority of which are available to read online (eJournals), whilst some are available as printed volumes that are shelved within the Library building.

How do I find which journal titles are available?

Information about which journal titles are available, plus details of their content coverage (holding information), can be found on OneSearch

What if the Library doesn't have the journal or articles I need?

You can apply for the journal or article you need through the Interlending and Document Supply service.

Alternatively, you can visit other libraries. For more information read the Use Another Library guide.

Search Library Hub Discover to find journals available in UK academic and specialist research libraries.

Unique Usernames and Passwords

The databases listed below do not allow you to log in with your network username and password. Please follow this link to obtain the credentials for these databases:

  • a-n The Artists Company
  • Babel: The Language Magazine
  • Community Living
  • FRIEZE