The Library has many printed and electronic books available to support your course, and electronic books are available off-campus 24/7!
Books provide an excellent overview of a topic and are a great resource when starting an assignment. They are the easiest place to find basic legal information on a topic. They are written by experts and point out the leading cases, legislation and opinions.
The books in the Law Library cover a wide range of topics and range from basic introductions to law to detailed texts for postgraduates.
One problem with textbooks is that they can go out-of-date as the law is changing on a daily basis.
Make sure you are using the most recent edition of a textbook.
Always check your unit reading list for recommendations!
Use the Library Catalogue to search for books and ebooks.
For printed books:
For electronic books:
How can I renew my books?
Your books will automatically renew for you for up to 52 weeks - so you don't need to renew them yourself. The only reasons your books won't renew are:
So keep an eye on your Solent email account!
How can I reserve a book?
If all the copies of a book or DVD you require are on loan to another library user you can sign in to the library catalogue to place a reservation. A reservation prevents items from being renewed each week until a copy is returned to the library. That item is then put aside for you to collect.
To place a reservation
When searching the Library Catalogue for your books, sort your results by Date-newest.
This ensures you are finding the latest editions and the most up-to-date textbooks.