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Law: Books

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What kind of books will I find in the Library?

  • Reference materials such as encyclopedias and specialist dictionaries can give you a starting point for your research and help you to define your search terms.
  • Textbooks can provide a broad overview of an unfamiliar topic and point you to further reading.
  • Academic monographs will provide more in-depth information on a topic.

Specialist e-book collections for Law

Most of our ebooks can be discovered on our main catalogue, Library Search.

However, our Westlaw ebooks and some of the commentaries on Lexis Library cannot currently be accessed via Library Search - please go directly to these platforms using the link below.

If you would like to browse by a particular publisher, there are some recommended links for law collections that we have purchased or currently subscribe to.

Other E-book Platforms

How to find books via Library Search

Useful shelf numbers for Law

This table shows a small selection of topics, use Library Search for a comprehensive search for books on a particular subject.
Topic Shelf Number Library Floor
Law (general) 340 3rd Floor
Private international law (conflict of laws) 340.9 3rd Floor
Public international law 341 3rd Floor
Human rights law 341.48 3rd Floor
Humanitarian intervention 341.584 3rd Floor
Comparative law 342 3rd Floor
European Union Law 343.24 3rd Floor
English law 344.1 3rd Floor
Criminal law 344.105 3rd Floor
Family law 344.10615 3rd Floor
Land law


3rd Floor
Intellectual property law


3rd Floor
Commercial law 344.1067 3rd Floor
Equity and trusts


3rd Floor
French law 344.4 3rd Floor


How do I find a book on the shelf?

Understand how to find a book on the shelf with this helpful guide or watch the quick video below.