The Library arranges its books according to the Dewey Decimal System. This system organises subjects into 10 main areas from 000 - 999. Classification numbers are then added before and after the decimal point to identify the different subject areas, for example:
900 = History, Geography and Travel
940 = Europe
942 = England and Wales
942.8 = Northeastern England
942.81 = West Yorkshire
942.819 = Leeds
3 letters from the author's name are often added to the end of the number e.g. 942.819 THO. This helps with identification when there are a lot of resources at the same number.
Search for an item on the Library Catalogue to see how many copies are available at each campus and where to find them.
Make a note of the item's classification number (eg 060 BEC) and look for the book on the shelf. See the videos below for help.
See our Borrowing pages for information about borrowing, reserving and returning books.