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Centre for Archaeology - School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

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Many of your 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 licence 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 .


Finding books

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

Subject Area Class / Dewey Number
Archaeology 930
Forensic Archaeology 614.17
Behavioural Archaeology 930
Ethics and Archaeology 174.99
Global Crime 364.106

Books for Archaeology

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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.

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.