You can find all the resources you need to support your work from our library website. You will need to select the library you are most associated with to get started:

  • Science and engineering students primarily use the Kings Norton Library (Cranfield site).
  • Management students primarily use the Management Information and Resource Centre (MIRC) (Cranfield site).
  • Barrington Library supports the Shrivenham site.

Using Library Search

The first place to start is Library Search. This is the search box on your library’s homepage. It allows you to do a very quick search of our Library Catalogue (for our printed stock) and a selection of our databases.

If you want to do a more in-depth search, we recommend you go to the Library Search system where you can find more advanced search features. To go the system, click on Search library resources in the blue bar at the top of your library website, then select Library Search.

Read our quick guide to using Library Search

A large number of our databases are not included in Library Search. If you want to perform a comprehensive search, we recommend you search the individual databases listed in your subject guide. You can find the link to all our subject guides on your library homepage.

Finding your course reading list

We have launched new reading list software this month to help Master’s students find course reading lists. From your library homepage, click on Search library resources in the blue bar at the top, then select Reading lists. Search for your course name to find your list.

Go direct to our reading lists

Buying course books

If you would prefer a personal copy of a book rather than borrowing it from the Library, you can take advantage of our online bookshop. This is a partnership with Wordery, selling over 10 million books for both academic and personal use, including fiction and children’s’ books. It is competitively priced against larger retailers such as Amazon and offers free delivery to over 100 countries. Buy one book and get 10% off everything else in your basket by using code CRANFIELD10 at the checkout.

Visit the Cranfield University online bookshop  

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