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Shakespeare Research and Resources: Books/E-Books

An overview on conducting research on all things Shakespearean with additional information for Steven Chiolis's Eng 4 (Othello) and Humanities 3 (The Tempest) classes.

My Library Account

While in our temporary location in building 700, the LPC Library's physical collection (circulating books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials) will be housed in a separate location on campus and will NOT be directly accessible to the public.  Requests for these items can be made using your "My Library Account" in the library catalog or through a librarian or library staff member.

Follow the instructions for setting up My Library Account.


The LPC Library's Ebscohost eBook Collection contains many titles on Shakespeare and his works.  Search the Library Catalog for your specific subject and you will see many titles that are indicated as e-books.  These are all available full-text by clicking on the link view now in the Search Results window.


To use the LPC Library's E-Books from off-campus, you will need to log in.

Username: Your W Number*


  • First 2 letters of first name
  • First 2 letters of last name
  • Last 4 digits of W#
  • Example: jado6789

* Don't know your W#, look it up in Class-Web.

Call Numbers

The LPC Library, like most academic libraries, uses the Library of Congress classification system (LC)

Books on literature, authors, and literary criticism have a call # starting with the letter P. Shakespeare resources are located in the call number range PR2750-PR3112.

Search Local Libraries

Chabot Library Catalog

  • Request books from Chabot for Tues/Thurs delivery

CSU, East Bay 

  • Students with a valid LPC ID or Alameda County Library card may check out books from CSUEB


  • A consortium of over 40 CA and NV academic and public libraries
  • Free, available through Livermore Public, Alameda County, and Pleasanton Public Libraries
  • What is LINK+?

Books in the LPC Library

Use the Library Catalog to search for titles in the LPC Library collection.

Search for books, articles and more Search with WorldCat

Advanced Search

Possible topics to research:

    • Shakespeare
    • Shakespeare and criticism
    • Shakespeare and (title of work)
    • Shakespeare and masculinity (or other topical theme you are exploring)


Selected Titles


The following list provides an example of materials we have available on Shakespeare in the LPC Library.  Search the Library Catalog for more resources.

Subject Guide