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English and Creative Writing: Books & e-books

Books in the Library

To find out if a specific book is available in the Library, visit Primo and sign in.  In the search box enter one or two key words from the title and the surname of the author. When the search results appear you can choose to click Books in the Tweak my results menu on the left to display results for books only or filter to match your own criteria. 


If the book is available to borrow, Primo will state this information giving the floor location and classmark details. 

On loan

If the book is not available to borrow and on loan to another user, Primo will state this information.

Recalling a book 

You can recall a book that is on loan. Instructions on how to do this is available here. 

Online access

If the item is available in electronic format, Primo will state this.

Reading e-Books


The Library has purchased or subcribes to a wide range of ebooks from academic publishers which you can find in Primo; look out for the View Online button. If you need to, this FAQ describes how to download, print and read online off-campus.

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Contemporarary Fiction Collection

Browse and borrow from the Contemporary Fiction Collection on Level E Hugh Owen Library in the Iris de Freitas Room.