This guide identifies the most useful resources for Bioscience and keeps you up to date with library skills and news for your subject area.

The best place to start searching for resources for your course is your reading list and LibrarySearch.

Your online reading list can be found via your course moodle. Here is a short video with instructions on how to access and use your reading list.

Links to digital resources are available from here so may require your Kent Login to access them.

For more information on library services including how to borrow, make reservations, checking your library account etc, please see our full list of library guides


We have a large collection of engineering and digital design books in the library as well as in related topics in arts, computing, mathematics, physics and bioengineering.

As well as using LibrarySearch to find specific titles you may want to browse topics areas on the library shelves. These will generally be found on Floor 1  Block B.

The first two letters of a classmark identify the topic within your discipline. You can look for these on the end of our shelving.

QH – Biology                                 QL – Zoology

QP – Biochemistry                      QR – Microbiology

Find out more about finding books at the Templeman.

Borrowing items

Using your Kent One card, you can borrow up to 40 books from the Library!

Find out more about borrowing from the Templeman.


We also have many ebooks which you can access on your PC, laptop or mobile. You can find these via LibrarySearch or browse our ebook collections for a specific topic.

More advice on how to find and use e-books