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Construction / Painting / Joinery Trades: Books / eBooks

A selection of excellent Construction Trades resources to help you with your studies.

Library Search

Use  Library Search on the My Ara app to find both print and eBooks on your topic.  Search by keyword, book title or author last name.

To search for alternative spellings, use * in place of missing letters - e.g. Johns*on, colo*r, design*

To search as a phrase rather than separate words use "  " around your phrase i.e. "climate change".


Click here for further tips on how to use the Library Search 


Other places to find eBooks include the following collections:

Building and carpentry


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Painting & decorating, plastering, etc.


Furniture and Joinery