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Finding books

Books relevant to Drama are in various places, but you may find these call numbers useful:

780           Music

792          Theatre

792.028   Actors & Acting

792.0233 Theatre Directing

792.9       Stage Production 

812          American Drama (plays)

822          English Drama (plays)


Library Website - books

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Use the Library website to search for books and ebooks:

Searching for EBooks

The library has a large collection of e-books which you can access by searching the library website. Select 'Electronic Resource' as the Library Location to limit your search to e-books only.

We also have access to e-book databases which give you access to a wide range of material. Please click on the links below to access these.

If your book isn't in the library...

If we do not have a book you need in the library, please use our Inter Library Loan service and we will do our best to help you obtain what you need. 

Inter-library loans


Inter library loans are requests for items not held in our collections. These requests can include loans of books or copies of journal articles, book chapters or conference papers. 

In order to request an inter library loan, please fill in the form by clicking on the button below.

Please note: Inter library loans cannot be renewed.


Make an inter library loan request

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Requesting Inter library loans

We are now able to offer an inter library loan service for physical items, in addition to the existing digital service for articles and chapters. 

Some physical items may still be difficult to obtain and there may be delays in supply due to the ongoing restrictions in place with postal services and at other libraries. Electronic (PDF or SED) versions of articles, conference papers and single book chapters will continue to be supplied where possible.

Please allow additional time (up to 10 days) for your request to be supplied.

If you are unsure what you can request please contact the Content and Collections Team.