The School Practice Collection is on the first floor of the Library in the Rutherford Building, and contains about 20,000 items. The main aim of the Collection is to help students on teaching practice by providing books and other materials for use in the classroom and for lesson preparation. The collection consists of two sections: books and audio-visual, and other multi-media material.
See our separate reading list for a selection of free Educational Teaching Resources online.
The book collection covers all age and ability groups from pre-school to A-level, and includes teachers' books for use with children. The main sequence of books is arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, as in the rest of the Library, and includes all the non-fiction subjects, fairy tales, myths and legends, and poetry and drama.
The School Practice multi-media collection is housed at the end of the book sequence. Items are classified in the same way as the books, but stored by format.
All School Practice items can be found on Library Search. There are several catalogue terminals on the 1st floor near the School Practice area. All items can be borrowed and returned at the ground floor self-service machines or the help desk. Most items are available for three weeks.
For loan limits on School Practice items, please consult our borrowing allowances page.
When borrowing and returning items with multiple parts, please check the contents, as responsibility for them rests with the borrower. We cannot check items at the busy issue desk, but do so on their return.
Loans may be renewed in person, on Library Search or self-issue machines. Please use your Library card number, and note that reserved items cannot be renewed. If you have any other School Practice enquiries, please contact the Education Subject Librarian, Mark Preston; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.