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Search the online books (eBooks)

If your college uses a Microsoft Login. Please follow these instructions when accessing our resources.

As well as printed books, we also have thousands of eBooks.  High quality academic texts that supplement our print collection.

Search Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search  

This page will show you how to configure Google Scholar to search across Staffordshire University resources for journal articles.

Search Google eBooks

Google Book Search

Sometimes you might find a chapter available free through Google books.

Google Books

Useful information about library membership

As a member of one of our partnership institutions, if your course is an accredited Staffordshire University Course, you will be entitled to loan up to 17 items and have access to many electronic resources.

If your course is not accredited, but run by a partnership institution you can register with the library and take out up to two items only.

There are no more fines! Your books will renew automatically every two weeks. However, if a book is popular and another student requests it, you will receive an email asking you to bring the book back. If you don't, you will get a recall charge and this is £1 a day (excluding weekends).

For students at partnership institutions 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. 

Arrangement of stock

Books in the Library can be found in one of two places-the Core Collection can be found in Library Core on Leek Road  and the Creative Collection in Library Creative on College Road in the Blackstone Building. This is clearly indicated on the library catalogue.  

What are periodicals and why are they important?

As a student in higher education your tutors will be looking for evidence that you have used a wide range of resources in your studies.  Periodicals are one such resource.  They can provide up to date, specialised information on topics which are not always found in books.  There are three main types of periodical.

  • Academic Journals
  • Magazines - both general and professional
  • Newspapers

You must decide which is the best for your research.  Please contact if you have any problems locating journal articles or access one of your Subject Specific library guides to see how you can access periodicals electronically.

Useful links

Accessing Library Materials

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Key links for Partner College students

Off-campus you will need to use your University Username and Password.

If you experience any problems please contact