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Books: Our Print Book Collections

Main Collection, Reference, Restricted Loan, Ebooks Collection

How to find a book

Books for borrowing are shelved on the Info Zone and Quiet Zone. Books from both the Main Lending and the Overnight Loan Collections can be borrowed and are available from open shelves in the Info Zone. The shelving units are laid out in blocks and each block has a letter associated with it for ease of location.

The books are shelved in numerical order according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System.  This system allocates a number between 000-999 (known as the ca

ll number) to each subject area.  Art books, for example, are shelved together in the 700s while Science books are shelved in the 500s section. Each individual book will have a call number displayed on its spine and will be shelved in numerical order. 

See our guide on Finding a book in the library 

Dewey Decimal Classifications

dewey decimal system classifications



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