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Policing, Institute of

School of Justice, Security & Sustainability


Many of your Policing books will be available online

When using the Library Search, use the left hand filters to select :-

  • Content type = Book
  • Format Available = Available online

Clicking on the link will open and e book reader (eg eBook Central).  Depending on the license agreement there will be several options:-

  • Read Online
  • Download the book
  • Download a chapter

Once the book is open or saved you will be able to select specific chapters or search for key word/s .


Books in the Library Core (formerly Ashley Lecture Theatre 1) - scroll to view more

Front Cover of Intelligence Led Policing
Front Cover for The Future of Policing

Books for Policing

All books are arranged in numerical order with the Dewey or Class Number on the spine.

Subject Area

Class / Dewey Number

Crime 364
Crime Justice 345.05
Surveillance Technologies 363.2
Policing 363.23
Global Crime 364.106

Reading lists

Most modules have a reading list to support your studies with essential and recommended books and articles. Our new Reading Lists Online system allows you to easily access electronic content on the list and find out the latest status of print books - and request these through our Click and Collect service.

You should find a link to your reading list through Blackboard (or MS Teams if that is used for your module).  You can also access the system through the link below. On the Find Lists page you can search by your module title, module code or the name of your module leader.  

Borrowing Information

You are entitled to borrow up to 17 items. See the borrowing page for more information regarding how to borrow.

Postal Loans Service

For Distance Learners and other Staffordshire University students who based in the UK but who can't easily visit one of our site Libraries, we offer a Postal Loans service.

Your Library Account

Access your Library Account to see books you have out on loan.

Postal loans

For our Distance Learners, and other Staffordshire University students and staff who can't easily visit one of our site Libraries, we offer a postal loans service within the UK only.  You can request up to 4 books at any one time.  These will be posted to you free of charge, but it is your responsibility to ensure their safe return and to pay the return postage costs.

If there is an electronic version available of any book that you request, we will email you with the details and provide a link to access the eBook instead of posting out the printed version

Many eBooks will be compatible with screen readers.  There are also a number of things you can change to make them more accessible to your needs.

Guide to using ebooks

Ebooks are electronic versions of print texts and are available to you 24/7 from any device which is connected to the internet, so can be used anytime and anywhere both on and off campus. When we buy books we have a 'digital first' approach so you will find we have access to thousands of ebooks and many of the recommended resources on your reading lists will be available electronically.

Ebooks have a range of features to allow you to make notes, highlight text and change appearance to help make them more accessible to you.

Look at our detailed ebooks guide to learn more about the various ebook platforms we subscribe to and how you can make best use of each of these.