Answered On Last Updated: Aug 19, 2020

How do I find a book?

Books are arranged using the Dewey Decimal System. Each one has a number (from 000 to 999) which corresponds to every subject and  the first three letters which show the author. You will find this on the edge of the book and is called a shelfmark.

UR Library Search is used to search for items you are interested in and to find their shelfmarks but will also be found in your resource lists. Also, signs at the end of each shelf as well as maps on every floor of the Library will help you find the books you need.

For further information, ask Library staff or check out How many items can I borrow/take out? and How do I use the self-issue machine?