Skip to Main Content

Resources for My Subject

Education: Education Collections

Education Library Collections

The aim of the Education Library is to provide the Faculty with an up-to-date collection of material which reflects and supports the current teaching and research needs of both academic staff and students.

The Library Team acquire both print books and ebooks on education and subjects such as psychology, philosophy, counselling and sociology that relate in particular to education.  Textbooks and resource material for use in primary and secondary schools are purchased for the PGCE courses and there is also a collection of children’s fiction to support PhD, MPhil, Undergraduate and PGCE students (see the Children's Literature Collections at Cambridge Guide for further details).  Other specialist material includes a psychological test collection for use by Education Faculty academic and research staff, Doctoral & MPhil students of the Faculty. 

The majority of Education students study at a distance via blended learning or are undertaking part-time courses and there are relatively small numbers of full-time students.  This is taken into account when making purchasing decisions as most students are not able to access the print resources available at the University Library or elsewhere in Cambridge.  Consequently, material in ebook format is often the preferred medium particularly when needed by those students who do not regularly attend the Faculty for teaching sessions.

Education Ebooks Collection

Education Ebooks Collection

The Education Ebooks Collection is a unique resource developed specifically for Education staff and students.  It provides access to thousands of ebook titles, covering all areas of Education and related disciplines and is carefully curated by the Education Library Team. Subjects can be 'browsed' in the the same way that you can browse the physical shelves in the Education Library.  Large subject sections are divided into manageable subsections making it even easier to find the material you need.  Links enable you to access the full text via iDiscover. 

The Education Ebooks Collection is available via the Library Moodle Site to current Education staff and students.

Other useful Libraries

There are other Libraries in Cambridge that may hold relevant material.  These include:

University Library

English Faculty Library


SPS (housed in the Seeley Library)

Our collections

Main collection
Children's literature
Teaching artefacts
Maths resources
Religious Education resources

Faculty of Education Library Team

Suggest a Purchase


We welcome recommendations for new material from current Education staff and students - just click on the Suggest a Purchase icon on the Library Moodle Site.

© Cambridge University Libraries | Accessibility | Privacy policy | Log into LibApps