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DkIT storage guide: Books & E-books

Storage guide for DkIT. Includes reusable features and recommended style guide.

Using books

The Library has print books and e-books. Generally, an e-book contains the same information as a print book.

Books are very useful for background reading and theory. Many also contain snippets of programming code that will be useful for your assignments.

Use the search box below to find books and ebooks in De Chastelain Library's catalogue.


Free book resources

Google Books lets you search millions of books, many of which you can preview or read free of charge.

Google Books

Need a book that's not in DkIT Library?

Need a book that's not in the Library? You might be able to read most of it online using Google Books. Or you could make an online interlibrary loan request and we'll borrow it from another library for you.

If you find a book you think might be useful for your whole class and you think we should buy it then let us know! Email the details to

E-Books (Electronic Books)

Electronic books can be read online via your PC, laptop or mobile device.


  • They are available 24/7
  • You can access them on and off campus
  • You can search within the full-text for your topic
  • No library overdue fines

‚ÄčWe have a large number of e-books available to you which you can find either by searching the catalogue or by logging in directly to one of our e-book collections.


The Library has paid for thousands on e-books, which can be read online 24/7. You can search for e-books the Library catalogue or you can access each collection individually using the links below.

Available to borrow from DkIT Library

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