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Accounting (AAT) - FE: Finding Books

Using the Library Catalogue

You can use the Library Catalogue, available either in the Library on stand-alone PCs or online via the Library's website, to search for a variety of materials. All books, e-books, print journals, DVDs and videos are listed on the catalogue.

You can search by 'Keyword' (a keyword from the title of the book) and you may include the 'Author' (just the surname) if you know it. The catalogue will tell you:-

  • the location of the book (called the shelfmark number)
  • number of copies
  • the type of loan (e.g. reference-only, standard, or one week loan)
  • the due date, if a copy is currently on loan.

Books can be reserved and renewed via the catalogue.

A guide is available to using the library catalogue. And further information about loan periods and borrowing is available from our webpages

Useful shelf numbers for [subject]

You will often use the Library Catalogue to find books you want, but sometimes you may wish to simply browse the shelves. Below are some of the key shelf numbers that relate to relevent subject areas for your course.

 Accounting  657
 Study Skills  378.17

Top tip

If a book you want is out on loan or at another library, reserve it through the Library Catalogue.

Check when your books are due back and renew them if you still need them through the 'My Account' section of the Library Catalogue.

Reference books

Don't forget there is a seperate Reference section where you can find dictionaries, directories and annual publications.


Examples of e-books for your subject

Just follow the link from the Library Catalogue to view the e-book online.

How to use e-books

An e-book contains the same text as a printed book, and you will find a list of chapters and an index to use. In addition you can click on lots of other links and use a search box to take you directly to relevant pages. You can print pages from an e-book, but the same copyright rules apply as if you were photocopying from a printed book.

This guide will help you use e-books. Ask the library staff if you need any help finding or using one of the e-books.

Availability of e-books

Please note that not all texts are available in e-book format.

The Library cannot digitise or create e-books in-house; they must be purchased via academic suppliers. E-books can only be purchased for institutional multi-user access if the publishers have made them available. Many publishers (particularly those of texts aimed at practioners, as opposed to students) have not made their titles available as e-books.

Some titles will be available for individual e-book purchase (i.e. via Amazon for Kindle) but not for institutional purchase. The availability of an e-book via Amazon or a similar online e-book seller is no guarantee that the title in question will be available for the Library to buy.