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.
Your University Library is first and foremost a digital library meaning you can access your learning and research resources when and where you want. We have made significant investments in a new library management system to make it easier to find the resources you need, and in many more online resources such as e-books and databases. Find your resources in your module reading lists, visit your subject guide page or use Library Search.
You do of course still have access to a large selection of print books and journals. We have been working to bring your ‘physical’ libraries up to date and to locate them on campus where you need them.
The new and redeveloped libraries are:
Library Core (formerly Ashley 1 lecture theatres)
Library Catalyst (Click & Collect facility now open)
Library Creative - mostly books with the Dewey numbers 700-795
Library Centre for Health Innovation (Blackheath Lane, Stafford)
Dewey numbers for the subject
Subject Class number
British Theatre 792.0941
American Theatre 792.0973
Contemporary British Drama 822.914
Stage Lighting 792.025
Theatre Direction 792.0233
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.