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CES Library

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The CES library is a unique resource for those working with children, families and communities. Its origins can be traced back to the Policy Research Bureau in London. CES's library reflects the past, present and evolving multi-disciplinary and international nature of the research into policy and practice to improve outcomes for children, families and communities in which they live.

The library's primary role is to support the information needs and activities of CES staff, but it also welcomes visitors who wish to refer to its specialised holdings. The subject areas covered can be found here - download

Library Resources

The library holds journals, books, reports and intervention manuals and programmes. These are all available for reference by visitors, by appointment.

Journals - CES library contains current and back issues of all the key journals of interest and importance to those working in the field of children and families. The library currently holds more than 40 different titles. A list of journals up to 2011 can be found here - download

Books - The library has a collection of more than 1000 books and monographs

Reference Collection - The reference collection includes annual reports, handbooks, dictionaries and statistical packages.


Intervention Programme Manuals and Resources
- This section of the reference library contains a range of international evidence-based intervention programmes. These programmes are available to individuals, agencies and organisations to read and view in the library. A list of programme manuals and resources can be found here - download

Services

Access to the library is free of charge.

Opening Hours

The library is open to visitors between 9.30am-1pm, Monday-Friday when the Librarian is present, or by appointment. We are not a lending library, but a photocopying service is available if required, subject to copyright. More details of the resources found in the library can be viewed on our website www.effectiveservices.org

Please contact the Library if you would like to visit us and make an appointment. Colleagues visiting CES for other purposes are welcome to drop into the Library at any time.

For any further information please contact library@effectiveservices.org or call 014160500.

How to use the Library

Please contact the Library if you would like to visit us and make an appointment. Colleagues visiting CES for other purposes are welcome to drop into the Library at any time.

Obtaining Papers

Users can find a list of the relevant journal titles held by CES here. Arrangements can then be made to have material photocopied (subject to copyright).

Other services

A computer is available in the Library for users to conduct literature searches and consult the library catalogue. There is also the facility to view CDs and DVDs related to the intervention programmes. There are also power sockets for personal laptops.

For any further information please contact library@effectiveservices.org