Books cover virtually any topic, fact or fiction. For research purposes, you will probably be looking for books that synthesise all the information on one topic to support a particular argument or thesis.
Books are useful to find information on a topic, to put a topic in context with other important issues, to find historical information, and/or to find summaries of research to support an argument.
If a book is not on the shelf and the Library Catalogue does not show it as being on loan, complete a Book Request Form available at the Customer Services Desk. Check back the next working day and the book will be held for you if found.
Please note that while the Library endeavours to provide access to all recommended reading material, students are expected to purchase core textbooks.