Where to find books and resources in the Library
Most books and resources in the Library have a classification number, called a Dewey number. You need to use this number to find the resource you're looking for.
We use the Dewey Decimal system to sort our resources by subject area. You can use browse a general subject area or use SUPrimo to find a specific resource's Dewey number. Dewey numbers may also be provided on your reading lists.
Use the following list to find the location of your subject's books in the Library. For example, if you were looking for a book with the Dewey number 636.15 BAI:
- find the 600s in the following table
- numbers 350 to 699 are on Level 4. Go there to find your book unless it's from the Short Loan Collection, which is on Level 3 (see the section titled Short Loan below).
- follow the signs on the ends of the bookshelves to find the number range you need, such as 630 to 646
- from here, make your way along the shelves to find the specific number. Books are all arranged numerically, by Dewey number, then by the first three letters of the author's last name (BAI)
- once you've found 636.15, make your way through the books to find the letters you need (BAI), then check the titles and editions of the books there to make sure you borrow the right one!
If you cannot find what you're looking for, please ask a member of staff in the Library or contact Information Services.