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The Library: Books

Latest books

Not sure which book to use?

  • Access your Reading List in MyBeckett for Recommended and Essential Reading
  • Search Discover for print and eBooks
  • Browse collections of eBooks

Borrow books via the self service machines in the Library or by placing a reservation.

Can't find the book you need?

  • If it is on loan to someone else you can reserve it
  • You can use Discover to search for books at either campus and online
  • If you can't find the item you need, please use the Request It service  
  • If you are a member of staff and wish to purchase a book, please add the book to your Talis reading list(s)
  • You may also be able to visit another Library

If you're not sure how to find resources, you can always Contact Us

How do I find a book in the Library?

How books are organised in the Library

Photo of library books with classification number stickers

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 = North Eastern 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.