Anyway, depends on what you want to learn/read. You could follow this 'workflow' I have:
1. go to Amazon.com, search keywords like "photography animals landscape" etc.
2. click on some of the books found, read their user reviews, or see what similar books there are. Or what other books some of these people are also reading. Identify certain highly rated books. Be sure to read the reviews, not just the stars.
3. search for the book(s) in the library.
4. reserve/borrow them.
5. And don't forget to read the books.
hmm off hand i can think of is the "National Geographic guide to photography" Quite a nice book tells u abt how to take different types of pictures and also the techinical things like exposure, aperture and so on.
Both the National Geographic Field Guide and Kodak's Guide to 35mm Photography (ISBN 0-87985-801-X) are great all-round books. They give general overviews for light, focus and composition.
If you're looking for a technical guide, check out Kodak's Professional Photoguide (ISBN 0-87985-798-6). This book is full of exposure settings, shutter/aperture ratios, depth of field calculations, etc.
These books also include sample settings for difficult lighting situations, such as fireworks, campfiles, etc.