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Searching: Books

Detailed guide to searching tips and tricks

Books introduction

Registered members of the library can borrow up to 8 books at a time. The standard loan period is 4 weeks.

Books can be borrowed from the library, or delivered to your workplace.

Search our collection of books and e-books via the Library Catalogue.

If we don't have the book you need, complete an online book request form, and we'll try and track down a copy from another library for you.

See below for more information on finding books and e-books related to Searching

New print books in Searching - click titles to check availability

These are a selection of the latest additions to our Searching collection.

You can browse more Searching titles here, or search for specific titles on the Library Catalogue.

Finding books and e-books

Search for books and e-books on the Library Catalogue.

Look out for print books with 'Exeter Health Library (NHS)' in the Location field:

E-books will have 'NHS e-resources' in the Location field and records will include a link to click on to access the full-text, you will be prompted to log in with an NHS OpenAthens login.

If you can't find the book you are looking for, use the Request a book/chapter online form, or e-mail us:


Renewing your books

You can renew your books online, or over the phone (01392 406800) or e-mail (

To renew your books online via the Library Catalogue click here to log into your Patron Record.

If you are NHS/have an Exeter Health Library card tick the little box to 'Login with your University of Exeter Library card and PIN' and login with your Exeter Health Library card number (starts 0320...) and PIN number you set when you registered. If you've forgotten your PIN number, contact the Library.

If you are a UEMS student, log in with your UoE IT login.

Once logged in you'll see a list of the books you currently have out on loan. Follow the options to renew individual titles, or all of the books on your record.

If you have any problems, just contact us.

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