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The Student Texts Collection

The Student Texts Collection (or STC) is a collection of Library materials in heavy demand or defined as essential course reading. 

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When a book or journal article is needed by many students and we are unable to buy additional copies or e-versions, a copy is placed in the STC. These items can only be borrowed for a short amount of time (usually 4 hours or overnight) so that as many students as possible can have access to the material they need for their studies.

You can borrow a maximum of one Law Library STC item at a time during the day, and a maximum of three STC items 4 hours before the Library closes which you can take home with you until the next day.

To borrow a Law Library STC item, you should check Library Search first to make sure the item is available. Ask a member of staff to retrieve and loan the item to you at the Library Help Desk, You will need your Smartcard to borrow anything from this collection.

You're welcome to take a Law Library STC item wherever you need to (even out of the Library) but ensure you bring it back to the Law Library by the due date/time or you may be charged a fine.

Check your Library Reading Lists via Canvas too. If we can digitise the chapter or article you need, we will.

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Have you discovered your module reading lists yet?

Your reading lists provide you with easy access to books, e-books, e-journals and anything else your module leader recommends. These online lists are clearly labelled as essential, recommended or background reading so you can quickly make decisions about what you want to read.

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