The Library

Studying in the Library

Finding resources in the Library

The tables and guides on this page will help you find out more about the current locations of the book stock and other collections.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please ask Library staff.

Finding Collections in Headingley Library

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Finding books in Headingley Library

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

Books are located on the first floor at Headingley Library.

Library Shorts: How to find a book in Headingley Library