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Shelf locations

Certain types of Library resources can only be found in specific areas of the Library:

Please see our interactive floor plan for help in locating library resources in the Paul Hamlyn Library

Shelf numbers, subjects and locations

All of our books are assigned a shelf number, which can be used to identify their location in the Library and the subject area they belong to.

Below is a table detailing the shelf numbers, their corresponding subject areas and some details about where they can be found. Press Ctrl + F to search for subjects by keyword.

Please see our interactive floor plan for help in locating library resources in the Paul Hamlyn Library

Shelf number Subject area Paul Hamlyn Library
001.42       Research Methods Floor 1
001.433 Questionnaires, surveys Floor 1
003 Systems analysis & design Floor 1
004 Computer science Floor 1
005 Computer programming Floor 1
006 Computer graphics & multimedia systems Floor 1
020-028 Libraries & librarianship Floor 1
070.1 News media Floor 1
070.4 Journalism Floor 1
150-158 Psychology Floor 1
174 Occupational ethics Floor 1
300.72 Research methods (social sciences) Floor 1
301 Sociology & anthropology Floor 1
302.23 Media Floor 1
302.231 Digital media Floor 1
302.234 Motion pictures, radio & television (see also 791.4) Floor 1
305.8 Ethnic & national groups Floor 1
306.1 Subcultures Floor 1
306.8 Marriage & family Floor 1
330  Economics & economic systems Floor 1
332 Financial economics Floor 1
340-349 Law Floor 3 Law
360-369 Social problems & services Floor 3 Law
361.3 Social work Floor 3 Law
362.2 Mental & emotional illness Floor 3 Law
362.3 Learning disability Floor 3 Law
363.2 Police services Floor 3 Law
364 Criminology Floor 3 Law
365 Prisons & related institutions Floor 3 Law
370-379 Education Floor 1
371.30281 Study methods Floor 1
378.41 Higher education Floor 1
380-388 Commerce, communications & transportation Floor 1
381 International trade Floor 1
387.7 Air transportation Floor 1
387.736 Airports Floor 1
390-399 Customs & etiquette Floor 1
391 Costume & personal appearance (fashion) Floor 1
394.2068 Events & event management Floor 1
400-499 Languages Floor 1
428.24 English as a second language Floor 1
500-599 Natural sciences & mathematics Floor 1
519.5 Statistics Floor 1
572 Biochemistry Floor 1
576 Genetics & evolution Floor 1
610-618 Medicine & health Floor 2
610.73 Nursing Floor 2
613.2 Nutrition Floor 2
614 Forensic medicine Floor 2
615 Pharmacology & therapeutics Floor 2
616 Diseases Floor 2
617 Surgery Floor 2
618 Gynaecology & obstetrics Floor 2
618.4 Childbirth Floor 2
618.9 Paediatrics & geriatrics Floor 2
620-629 Engineering Floor 2
621.3893 Sound recording Floor 2
624 Civil engineering Floor 2
640-649 Home & family management Floor 2
641 Food & drink Floor 2
642 Meals & table service, catering Floor 2
647 Hospitality management Floor 2
649 Child rearing Floor 2
650-659 Management Floor 2
650.1 Success in business Floor 2
657 Accounting Floor 2
658.3 Human resource management Floor 2
658.4 Executive management Floor 3
658.5 Production management Floor 3
658.7 Supply management Floor 3
658.8 Marketing Floor 3
659 Advertising & public relations Floor 3
664  Food technology Floor 3
686.22 Typography Floor 3
690 Building construction Floor 3
700-799 Fine & decorative arts Floor 3
709.04 Modern art & art movements Floor 3
720 Architecture Floor 3
741.6 Graphic art Floor 3
750-759 Painting & paintings Floor 3
770-779 Photography & computer art Floor 3
775 Digital photography Floor 3
776 Computer art (Digital art) Floor 3
778 Cinematography Floor 3
779 Photographs Floor 3
780-789 Music Floor 3
780.9 History of music Floor 3
780.92     Composers Floor 3
781.3 Composition Floor 3
781.62 Folk music Floor 3
781.64 Pop music Floor 3
781.643 Blues Floor 3
781.65 Jazz  (see also 781.57) Floor 3
781.66 Rock  (see also 782.42166) Floor 3
782.1 Opera Floor 3
782.14 Musicals Floor 3
786.7 Electronic music Floor 3
792 Stage presentations, acting & performance Floor 3
800-899 Literature Floor 3
808.23 Screenwriting Floor 3
808.066 Writing for projects/dissertations Floor 3
821 Poetry Floor 3
822 Drama Floor 3
823 Fiction Floor 3
900-999 History & geography Floor 3

 

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