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Childhood and Youth Studies: Books and eBooks

About Books and eBooks

We have a large collection of both physical books and eBooks available to staff and students. Each one of our libraries has a physical collection of books suitable for courses that are taught at their campus, however you are welcome to borrow books from any of our libraries. All of our books are arranged on bookshelves, grouped by topic area. These topics and sub-topics are numbered and the books are in number order. So, when you search for a book using our online library search, each book will have a classmark (a number) and this is where you will find the book on the shelf.

You can access our eBooks by searching for something via our library search. If you prefer to read in large print you can change this in the eBook settings, along with background colour and the read aloud feature.

Below you will find a gallery of new books and eBooks that we have recently added to our collection. You will also find key books and eBooks for your subject area - you may recognise some of these from your reading list!

Ebook Recommendations

New Books

Library Search

Where to Find Books

We use class numbers to organise books into subject groups in the library. You will find the number on the spine of each book. Here is a selection of class numbers for childhood and youth studies.

Subject Class Number
Behaviour management  372.21
Child abuse 362.76
Childcare 362.7
Child development 155.4
Child protection 362.76
Child psychology  155.4
Early childhood education 372.21
Leadership in the early years 372.1207
Learning through play 372.21
Observing children 155.4
Playwork 155.418
Teaching assistants 371.14124