When you search for an item the Catalogue will tell you 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). Books are shelved in order of this number.
There are signs and colour coding around the book rooms to help you find the books. The Catalogue Map function allows you to view where a book is shelved according to the floor plan. Please ask staff if you need any help with locating books.
Please see our Borrowing pages for information about borrowing, returning and renewing your books.
The Library has some resources that are kept separately from the main book stock:
The Library arranges its books according to the Dewey Decimal System.
This system organises subjects into 10 main areas from 000 - 999.
Numbers (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 are often added to the end of the number. It is always worth taking note of these, as there may be a lot of resources at some numbers e.g. 942.819 THO