This guide identifies the most useful resources for Computing 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 computing books in the library as well as in related topics such as mathematics and technology.

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.

Find out more about finding books at the Templeman.


You might also want to browse the following ebook collections for a specific topic:

  • SpringerLink – good range of research  and reference books in computer science. Filter by discipline.
  • Science Direct – covering a range of computer science topics. Filter by domain.
  • Cambridge Core -browse by ‘computer science’
  • IEEE Xplore – browse books by subject fro a wide range of computing topics

More advice on how to find and use e-books

Borrowing items

Using your Kent One card, you can borrow up to 40 books from the Library, so you may well need to make he most of our sport and fitness opportunities to carry them!

Find out more about borrowing from the Templeman.

Finding books outside of the Templeman Library

There may well be an occasion where you are searching for a book title, and find it’s not available in the Templeman Library. Alternatively, you may be researching a topic from a specific angle and would like to see if there are any other book titles available in the field.

The resources listed below, allow you to extend you book searching outside of the Templeman Library to other Higher Education institutions and national holding libraries.

Use these in conjunction with the SCONUL process to see if HE Libraries near to your home have the book for reference use, or to request via our Document Delivery Service.