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Books and e-books

You can search for books and e-books simultaneously through the Library catalogue, Explore, which is the principal tool for finding books, journals and other materials held in UCL libraries (whether in print or electronic format). 

E-books are catalogued individually and can be accessed directly through Explore. There's further information about finding and accessing e-books on the E-Books@UCL webpage.

The print collection is located in the Donaldson Reading Room on the 1st floor of the UCL Main Library and is arranged by subject in accordance with Garside, UCL's own classification scheme. Each book has a shelfmark on the spine which consists of the name of the collection, followed by a letter and number indicating the subject, and the first three letters of the author's surname.

For example, EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials by Paul Craig and Gráinne de Búrca has the shelfmark LAW W 100 CRA, which indicates that it's shelved in the Donaldson Reading Room (LAW) in the European Union law section (W 100).

Dictionaries, encyclopedias and general reference works

Dictionaries of legal terminology, such as Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law, Stroud's Judicial Dictionary and Words and Phrases Legally Defined are shelved at the beginning of the classified sequence at A2 : M10.  You can also search Jowitt and Stroud simultaneously, together with Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary, by using the Index of Legal Terms in Westlaw UK. 

Dictionaries of legal abbreviations such as Raistrick's Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations and Prince's Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations are located at A2 : A4.

Major reference works such as Halsbury's Laws of England, Current Law, and The Digest are shelved in a separate section in the first bay on the right as you enter the Donaldson.

Other collections

Materials relevant to the study of Law can also be found in the following Library collections:

Materials relevant to the study of Law can also be found in the following Library collections:

Materials relevant to the study of Law can also be found in the following Library collections: