Covers Education and Teacher Training

Subject Guides include information on subject specific web resources, ebooks, ejournals and helpful classification numbers. Digital and Information Literacy Skills Sessions can be arranged for groups or individuals. If you would like additional help please use our booking form to arrange a session. 

Useful shelf marks

Material in the library is organized into subject areas. Numbers are assigned according to the Dewey Decimal System to identify subject areas. Subject headings appear alongside the numbers on the end of the library shelves. You may find the following particularly useful:- 

370 Education (includes teacher training)
371 Schools and schools activities (includes teaching and special needs education)
372 Primary education (includes subject teaching at primary level)
373 Secondary education (NB for subject specific teaching at secondary level, check the subject area within the library, e.g. secondary mathematics teaching is shelved within mathematics at 510.7)
374 Adult education (includes further education)

There is also a Teaching Practice section in Townhill Library. This is where you will find picture books, junior fiction and other resources for use within schools. The non-fiction stock is organized by shelf mark just like the main stock, but with TP prefixing the number. 


Current Education journals can be found on the first floor of Townhill Library. Recent back copies are stored behind the current issue and can be accessed by lifting the shelf. Older back copies are kept in the journals room on the ground floor of Townhill Library. Journals are shelved alphabetically according to title. All journals are for reference use only. 

You will also find ejournals available online. You can access these directly via the 'eJournal Quick Search’ link on the library website or search though the databases. Please ask a member of library staff if you need any help with this. 

Reference material

There is a reference section on the ground floor of Townhill Library. In addition to general reference materials such as dictionaries and encyclopaedias, you will find resources specific to education and teaching.

Useful online reference sources include databases such as Newsbank.