We have organised resources in the Library into collections and used a numbering system to make them easy to find
To find a book or other item on the Library shelves, you first need to find out what collection it is in and the shelfmark of the item.
Watch this video [coming soon] to find out how or read this FAQ.
We've curated collections to provide easy access to relevant resources on topics like LGBTQ+ History, Black History, University research, employability skills, and reading for pleasure.
If you have suggestions for collections, please contact the Library.
We use a numbering system called Dewey Decimal Classification to organise collections of resources in the Library into subjects.
There are ten subject groups:
See the floorplan and floor guides to find out which numbers are on which floors.
Watch this video [coming soon!] or follow the instructions below.
Some copies of books and other items are marked with a Reference sticker which means that you can use them in the Library but you can't borrow them.
We do this so that you have access to key texts when all the other copies have been borrowed.