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.
Staff and students can request new academic books for the Library to buy.
This service is only for books needed for individual study/research or to diversify the Library collection.
Check out the Request a book page to find out more.
A class number (sometimes called a class mark) is a series of numbers and/or letters found on a resource which indicate its subject area and its position on the Library shelves. Books about the same subject are assigned the same class number. You'll find the number on the spine of each book. Here is a selection of class numbers for Performance and Dance:
|617.102||Dance health and injury|
|792.01||21st century performance|
Individual eBook titles can be accessed online through the Library Catalogue. A link to the book is given in the catalogue record. You will need to login with your Leeds Beckett username and password to access the full text. The following eBook collections are also available:
If you would like to read a book that we don't have here at Leeds Beckett, you could try one of the following options: