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English and Comparative Literary Studies: Books

A subject guide to the Library for students, researchers and staff in English and Comparative Literary Studies

Reading lists

Use our online reading lists to find key readings for your modules. Link directly to an e-book, scanned chapter, or the library catalogue with information about where to find the book in the Library.

Using online reading lists

Specialist e-book resources for English

The following resources are particularly useful for e-books for English:

Library Search

Library Search

Find and use printed books

Most of our print books can be borrowed. If the book you want is on loan, you can choose to click and collect it and you will get an email when it comes back.

Our printed books are arranged by subject classification. The Classification Scheme can seem complicated to start with, but you will soon get used to it. Most books for English are on floor 3 of the Library and have the following classmarks:

PR - English Literature (floor 3)

PS - American Literature (floor 3 extension)

Finding books

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Request a book

Is there a book you need, which we don't stock? Tell us!

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For items not available in the library, use our document supply service for digitisations and inter-library loans.