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Computing and Digital: Books and eBooks

Up to date tools for Computer Sciences and Software Engineering

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!

New Books and eBooks

Key Books

Key eBooks

Reading List

Units of work for your course can be found in Moodle or Microsoft Teams.

Log in with your Manchester College student email address and password. Ask your tutor if you are unsure of where to look. 

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 computing and digital.


Subject Class Number
Artificial Intelligence 006.3
Computing Programming, Programs Data 005.1 - 005.456
Cryptography 652.8
Data Processing - Computer Science 004.01 - 004.09
Data Security 005.8 - 005.86
General Works on specific types of computers 004.1 - 004.19
Information Theory 003.54 - 003.56
Interface and Communications 004.6 - 696
Kinds of Systems 003.7 - 003.78
Mathematical Principles 004.015
Micro programming and Micro Programs 005.6 - 005.759
Perception Theory - Human Perception 003.52
Peripherals 004.7 - 004.9
Social Aspects of Systems 003.2
Special Computer Methods 006
Stability of Systems in General Engineering 620.00115
Systems analysis and Design 004.2 - 004.25
Systems Distinguished in relation to time 004.01 - 004.857
System Storage 004.5 - 004.565