Books and e–books

Books in this library


Books in other libraries

Books in this Library

Printable Guide to finding books etc. for Sports

The Hartley Library houses the main collection for Sports. Books and related materials are located on Level 3 in three separate areas:

Main collection GV etc

Education Collection 796 etc

Medical Collection QS 4 etc

To find the location of a book you will need to search the library catalogue, WebCat. For help and guidance on using WebCat, see the Library's WebCat Pages.

Some older books are not fully described on WebCat or do not appear at all. You should check the card catalogue, located on Level 3, if you are looking for older material.

Copies of core course books are often held in the Course Collection.



e-Books purchased by the Library are also accessible via WebCat.  In order to access these you must log on to WebCat with your User ID and PIN Number. Your User ID is the number found on your University ID Card and your PIN is a 4 digit number obtainable, in person, from any enquiry desk in the Library.

Information about e-books

Finding & Using Books in other Libraries

If you have a reference to a book not held at one of the UoS Libraries, you may be able to borrow a copy via Inter-Library Loan.

Some useful library catalogues:

British Library Public Catalogue  - the national library of the UK which receives a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland  

COPAC - merged library catalogues of many of the largest research libraries in the UK and Ireland plus the British Library

If you would like to visit another academic library, you should find out more about SCONUL before you go.  Click here if you are thinking of visiting the British Library.

For advice on visiting other libraries, please email or telephone 023 8059 6874/26874