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Where are the Law books?

Reading Lists

undefined Your reading list should be the first place you go to look for books. They can be found on your Moodle module sites.  You can search the Reading Lists database here
From here you can access the library catalogue to see if the book is available.  If it is available as an e-book, you can access the online version here too.  undefined


The Library catalogue

If you are searching for a particular book, type in the author's surname and a few words from the title.  Note: the search box will not recognise abbreviations or punctuation.  If you are searching for books around a particular subject, eg. urban regeneration, type these keywords into the search box.

The catalogue record for each title will give you the Class Number of the book, how long you can borrow it for, and whether it is Available (ie. on the shelf).  Use the library map to find the correct floor.  The books are arranged in numerical order. Signs at the end of each bay of books let you know the class number range for that bay.

You can search for e-books in the library catalogue

Below are a selection of Law e-books

Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelf mark (or class number or class mark or shelf mark or call number) number.  You'll find the number on the spine of each book.  Law books start from 340. 

Law Books


Key shelf mark numbers for Law

340 / 340.5 / 349.42 Law / English legal system

340.07 Legal method / legal skills / mooting

340.1 Jurisprudence

340.59 Islamic law

341 International Law

341.2422 EU Law

342 Constitutional law / administrative law / public law

342.082 Immigration law

342.085 Civil rights / human rights (England & Wales)

342.0858 Privacy law / data protection

342.4 EU constitutional law

342.4085 EU human rights

343.071 Consumer law

343.0999 Law and the internet / IT and e-commerce

344.01 Employment law

344.041 Medical and optometry law

344.046 Environmental law

344.401 EU employment law

344.4046 EU environmental law

345 Criminal law

345.05 Criminal justice process / sentencing

346.015  Family law

346.02 Contract law

346.03 Tort law

346.04 Property law

346.043 Land law

346.048 Intellectual property law

346.05 / 346.059 Equity and trusts

346.066 Company law

347.05 Courts procedure

347.06 Evidence

The Law Reference section holds many print series of law reports including the Law Report series, the All England Law Reports, and the Weekly Law Reports.  It is also the place where you will find Halsburys, as well as other encyclopedias and reference materials.  Loose-leaf resources such as Kemp and Kemp can also be found here.


All England Law Reports


Study Skills for Law

You can find many books on academic writing, writing for essays, dissertations, research etc. in the library.  Here are a few to get you started.

Law e-books


Ebook database where you can read ebooks online, download titles, and print page ranges from the thousands of ebooks available.

(Once you've clicked on the above link, click on to get into the database)

EBSCO ebooks Academic Collection

Find Your Way

Find Zone E

Books 333.76 - 362.10941

The hyperlapse video below shows you how to get from the entrance of the LSBU Hub building to the main Law collection in Zone E on Level 02.