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Academic Practice

Finding books and e-books

  1. Search CityLibrary Search by title, keyword or author to locate books and e-books.
  2. Use the 'Refine your search' options to limit the content type to 'book / e-book'. 
  3. E-books: To access e-books on and off campus open the 'Full text online' link from the results section and enter your City email and password.
  4. Print books: The availability, shelfmark, library location, and loan period are displayed. There may be more copies available at other locations - select the link to view the full item record.

A screenshot from CityLibrary search with steps 1 to 4 detailed above.

Shelfmarks for education

The majority of books relating to Education can be found in the Northampton Square Library. The table below gives you some useful shelfmarks if you want to browse the library shelves for specific subject areas. 

Books with shelfmarks 0-299 are found on level 4 and shelfmarks 300 and above are on level 5. Most books on Education are on the shelves numbered between 370-379 on level 5 of the Northampton Square Library.



Psychology 150
Social Sciences 300
Political Science 320
Education (general) 370
Educational research 370.15
History of Education 370.9
Higher Education 378
Public policy issues in Education 379