Results from SUPrimo for books will display the item's location and availability. Click on Get it, then look at the information under the heading Availability. Note the Location of the book, e.g. 1 Week Loan D 306.483 KNO and then see the information below about where to find books in the Library building.
Many books are available as electronic books, an example is shown below. To access an electronic book click on Electronic Resource. Read more about using our electronic books.
Most books are located on levels 3, 4 and 5 of the Library.
Level 1 - Reference Collection (e.g. bibliographies, almanacs, encyclopedias, yearbooks etc.)
Level 3 - Short Loan collection
Level 4 - Standard loan and one week loan books with the classmarks: 000 to 699 (excluding law books with the classmarks 340-349)
Level 5 - Standard loan and one week loan books with the classmarks 700 to 999 (plus law book with the classmarks 340-349)
Full details of which subjects are located on which floor, plus information about services available in the Library are in our floorplans
Books can make a great starting point for your research. Depending on your subject they may be the main source of information, or be used alongside other sources including journal articles, legal materials, audio visual sources, reports or working papers. Here are some general tips about using books for university study:
There are many different types of academic books. Depending on your subject you may read some of these types of books:
Books can be borrowed using the self-issue machines on level 3. Read more about how many books you can borrow.
Books which you have on loan (other than those from the Short Loan Collection) will be automatically renewed. Read more about this service.
Books can be returned using the self-return machines on level 3.
What to do if the book you want is not in the library:
If the book is on loan or in store you should use the reservation service. While you are waiting you may wish to make use of the Virtual Browse option in SUPrimo which will identify books on the same or similar topic.
If the book is missing from the shelves you should report it as missing at one of the enquiry desks on levels 3, 4 or 5 of the library. Alternatively please email email@example.com
If the book is not available in SUPrimo you should either:
If the book is not available and you would like the library to purchase a copy you should use the book suggestion service - Staff only