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.
Make sure you are using the most recent edition of a textbook where possible.
Some chapters from books will be available electronically via online reading lists on your SOL units.
Always check your unit reading list for recommendations!
How do I Find Books?
Use the Library Catalogue to search for books and ebooks.
For printed books:
For electronic books:
There is a small reference collection housed within the 'Student Study Area' in St Mary's campus. This collection shows on the library catalogue as St Mary's collection and is for use in Student Study Area only. Copies can be loaned from the main Mountbatten Library.
The main print book stock for Warsash subjects is on Floor 1B and Floor 1A, if you wish when using the library catalogue, you can refine your results to these floors,via the Refine your results area in the right hand menu, so they are Active filters.
Key titles and location details
The shipmaster's business self-examiner - 387.61 MAC
|BLU Code (Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers) - 614.864 INT||Bridge Procedures Guide 5th ed - 623.89 INT|
|COLREGS - 623.8884 DOK||COSWP (Code of safe working practices) - 614.864 MAR|
|IBC Code (International Bulk Chemical) - 623.8245 INT||ICOS (International code of signals) - 623.894 INT|
|IAMSAR (International aeronautical and maritime search and rescue manual) - 614.864 INT||IMDG Code (International maritime dangerous goods) - 614.83 INT|
|ISGOTT (International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals) - 614.8312 INT||ISM Code (International Safety Management) - 614.864 INT|
|LSA (Life saving appliances) - 623.8887 INT||Mariners Handbook and Admiralty publications - 623.89 HYD|
|MARPOL (The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) - 628.168 INT||Rules of the Road (RoR) and buoyage tutorials - 623.8884 SAE|
|SOLAS (Safety of life at sea) - 614.864 INT||STCW (Standards of training, certification and watchkeeping) - 623.88 INT|
|Extracts from nautical publications for use in (SQA) - 623.89 WMA|
Floor 0A (Law Library)
|ISPS Code - (The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code) - 364.135 INT|
Subject areas and location details
|Engineering - 623.87236||Marine accidents - 623.88|
|Marine electronics - 623.8503||Marine engineering - 623.87|
|Maritime accidents - 614.8614||Naval architecture 623.817|
|Navigation - 623.89||Seamanship - 623.8884|
|Ship handling - 623.862||Thermodynamics - 621.01|
|Engineering mathematics - 510||Meteorology - 551.5|
Law Library (Floor 0A)
International Maritime Law - 341
Shipping law - 343.096
Admiralty Charts covering the waters around the British Isles including large scale of local areas can be found in the large chart drawers located on floor 1B of the Mountbatten Library, as well as the chart drawer held within St Mary's student study area.
Many reports such as those found within the 'Marine Accident Investigation Branch’ and 'Marine Notices’ can be found via the GOV.UK website. For print copies check the library catalogue.
The library holds on floor 1B oral reports submitted by students who have taken their Officer of the Watch STCW 11/1 (00W), Chief Mates STCW 11/2, or Mates & Masters STCW 11/2 oral examinations. These are all reference items and can be viewed or photocopied.