Talk to your lecturer or the department to see which books you will definitely need for each of your papers before purchasing any textbooks. Textbook information is also available on the website in the course outlines for individual papers.
Each textbook is rated as to how important it is for the course, so definitely get essential ones, however you may not need to purchase the Supplementary or Highly Recommended books. Textbooks are available from the Library for borrowing but often only for a limited time because of demand.
You can purchase second-hand and new textbooks from the University Book Shop (UBS). Search the list of books on the UBS website:
- Use the drop-down to select your Department.
- Enter your Paper Number (e.g. ENGL121).
- Click Find Lists.
The First Year Health Sciences booklist is linked just below this section on the screen.
Course readers are collections of readings relevant to a particular paper, made up of various articles and excerpts from published material. Course readers are compiled by teaching departments for use in conjunction with textbooks and lecture material. Not all papers use course readers.
Some departments provide course readers directly to students, but students normally purchase course readers from the Uniprint shop in the Central Library at the beginning of the semester. You will be advised by your lecturer when your course reader is available to buy.