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New student: Borrowing

How to find a book

dewey decimal system classifications

Books for borrowing are shelved on the Info Zone and Quiet Zone. Books from both the Main Lending and the Overnight Loan Collections can be borrowed and are available from open shelves in the Info Zone. The shelving units are laid out in blocks and each block has a letter associated with it for ease of location.

The books are shelved in numerical order according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System.  This system allocates a number between 000-999 ( call/class number) to each subject area.  Art books, for example, are shelved together in the 700s while Science books are shelved in the 500s section. Each individual book will have a call number displayed on its spine and will be shelved in numerical order. Note: History Section (900s) has been moved upstairs beside the Reference Collection

Online Learners Borrowing

Online Learners can request books to be posted to them from the Library Main Lending Collection by emailing

For more information see the libguide for Online and Distance Learners