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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!
Some fiction selections
Digital Theatre + : Macbeth - manga comic
'Shakespeare's tale of ambition is played out b y Samurai warriors in this manga retelling of the Scottish play. Encouraged by Lady Macbeth and emboldened by supernatural forces, Shakespeare's warlord sets out on a violent and psychologically destructive path.'
Digital Theatre + : Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - comic book
'Robert Louis Stevenson's Gothic horror unravels in this graphic adaptation, as Dr Jekyll's struggle with Mr Hyde comes to violent ends'.
Purple Hibiscus by
This story follows a 15 year old Nigerian who, like all of us, is shaped by a varied mix of family circumstances and the emotions they bring. Exploring her own identity in relation to her family, as she grows and her family circumstances grow and change around her, what does that mean for the individual identities' of each family member?
Some non-fiction selections:
Complete Issues: 'Is social media harming you?'
'As a young Brit you spend more time than most on the net. What is that doing to you?'
Complete Issues: 'Beyond the Blade: The truth about knife crime in Britain'
'Teenage knife crime is a tabloid obsession, blamed on feral youth running riot in our cities. But the reality is much more complex'
Complete Issues: 'Junk food - as addictive as heroin?'
"What happens in addiction is lethally simple... whether it's cocaine or cupcakes."
'A recent study suggests that the human brain responds to junk food in the same way that it responds to drugs like heroin and tobacco'
Issues Online - Sexuality and Gender
'Did you know that one in two young people say they are not 100% heterosexual?
With so many labels now used to define sexuality and gender identity, this book will help guide you in understanding sexuality and gender, plus other LGBTQ+ issues.'
Issues Online - Body Confidence
'With children as young as six suffering from body image issues, body confidence and self-esteem are highly debated topics.
This book considers topics such as the impact of selfies on young people’s confidence, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, mental health and body image and plastic surgery.'
Book to Help with your Exams
Why read for your own enjoyment?
Stretch your horizons by reading a variety of material and reap rewards such as:
The insight to travel through time and across the globe by choosing varied reading material
Making yourself more employable and prepared for the workplace through confident reading skills
Boost your wellbeing and meet new people through the extra knowledge you gain
Prepare for further and higher education and strive for improved marks by reading widely
Understand yourself and others better - discover new interests!
Alternative Online Reading Resources
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.
Search the library catalogue