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Support for Teaching: Books for your Module

Books for your Module

The Library aims to support teaching by holding multiple copies of books in its short loan collections.

If you wish to refer students to more than one chapter of a book on a module reading list, please let the Library know as soon as possible, so that an appropriate number of copies can be added to the Library’s collections. Scanned extracts may also be created for single chapters of books (or up to 10% of the content).

If you wish to request books for your module, please:

  • email book details to the appropriate subject librarian, along with the name of the module being taught, the module code, and (if possible) the number of students taking the module

If you are able to supply a full module syllabus or reading list well ahead of the start of teaching, Library staff can check Library holdings of all books referred to in the module and suggest individual book chapters that might be suitable for scanning.

Staff in the schools of Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering are asked to complete a standard request form, giving details of all books required for a module.


Where an ebook version of a reading list item is available, subject librarians may consider purchasing the ebook version along with an a reduced number of print copies. Ebooks are catalogued in the normal way and the full text for a book can be accessed directly from the Library Catalogue. Please let your subject librarian know if you would prefer ebooks to be used for your module.

Please note that current textbooks aimed at an undergraduate readership are not usually available as ebooks.


Linking to books

You can link directly to the Library Catalogue record of a book - this can help students find a book and check its availability.  The document below gives quick instructions on how to create book links.