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Guide to books and e-books

E-books for legal skills and reasoning

E-books for law modules

Most of your core law textbooks are not available to the Library as e-books. The books in these sections show you a selection of texts that you can access from off-campus. They may have a different way of presenting the key issues in their areas, and may not be as up-to-date as the core text on your reading list, but can nevertheless be a convenient way of starting your independent reading if you cannot get on to campus to use the Library.

Guide to books and e-books

For books and e-books Library Search will:

  • tell you whether we have an e-book, a print book, or both and how many copies we have
  • tell you where you can find a print book on our shelves using the shelfmark
  • link directly to the e-book if it is available

Library Search can also allow you to search for books outside of the Birmingham Newman Library collection and order an inter-library loan.

Finding books in the Library

A 'shelfmark' or 'call number' is a number that tells you where a book an be found in the library. Our main lending collection is on Level 2. Each row of shelves has a poster on the end that tells you what shelfmarks can be found there.

You can use the table on this page to see the general areas that main topics in your subject are shelved. Sometimes, casually browsing the shelves can turn up some great resources!

A shelfmark with two or three letters preceding it means that the book is not shelved in the main collection.

  • SE means it will be in our School Experience Collection on Level 0
  • LH means it will be in the Local History Collection on Level 2
  • REF or JHN is for the Reference or John Henry Birmingham Newman Collections on Level 1. You cannot borrow books from these collections: they can only be used in the Library.

Shelf locations

Main subject Shelfmark
Law 340-349
Mooting 340.071
Legal skills 340.47
EU Law 341.2422
Human Rights Law 341.48
Constitutional / Administrative Law 342.41
Public Law 342.41
Employment law 344.01
Medical law 344.041
Criminal Law 345.42
Contract Law 346.2402
Company Law 346.41066
Family law 346.42015
Tort Law 346.4203
Equity & Trusts 346.4204
Land Law 346.42043
Evidence 347.4206
English Legal System 349.42

Last reviewed: 22 March 2024

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