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

Please feel free contact me, your divisional librarian, if you need help navigating these resources.

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 sport and exercise science books in the library and related topics  within health and social sciences.

As well as using LibrarySearch to find specific titles, you may want to browse topics areas on the library shelves. You can use the library map to locate broader subject areas.

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

GV –  Sport & recreation

QM– Human anatomy                  RC – Sports medicine

QP -Physiology                            RD  – Psychology & rehabilitation

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.


Reference works

We also provide access to a range of online reference works that can be a good place to start on a topic:

  • Oxford Reference Online: a large collection of online reference works includes dictionaries for the life sciences
  • Very Short Introductions – provide concise and up-to-date introductions on specific topics within a discipline including bioinformatics, genetics and biochemistry

More advice on how to find and use e-books