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Books Introduction

Books and eBooks

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One problem with textbooks is that they can go out-of-date as the law is changing on a daily basis.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!

Borrowing Books

How many books can I borrow?

  • Students can borrow 15 books.  This increases to 20 books in your final year.  
  • Postgraduate students can borrow 25 books.

 Your books will automatically renew for up to 52 weeks (provided they are not requested by another library user). 

Finding Books

 How do I Find Books?


Use the library catalogue to search for books and ebooks. 

  • To find a particular book: enter the author surname and a couple of words from the title 
  • To find books on a topic: enter some terms and refine your results to Books using the Resource Type option on the side. 





For printed books:

  • Note the number and floor for each item and find them on the shelves {see video here}
  • If the book you want is checked out, click on the Locations tab, sign in with your University login and place a Request. You will be emailed when it is ready for you to collect.

For electronic books: 

  • Use the online access tab and follow the instructions provided. 
  • Most ebooks are available off campus - just login with your University email address and password. 
  • If you only want to see ebooks, refine your results to Online Resources. 


Finding New Editions


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.

New Books: Law

  Law books are located on Floor 0B in the 340s.

See below for a selection of our most recent books and ebooks: