Answered By: Hannah Congrave
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2022     Views: 83

No, most of the books in the Library are arranged in Dewey Decimal order. This is a classification system used to order books by subject area. Each book is given a number called a Shelf Mark which you can find on the spine of the book. The books are then arranged in numerical order. Letters after these numbers refer to the book's author or editor and these run in alphabetical order. 

When you search for a book using our online Library catalogue you'll be given the Shelf Mark as well as an indication of where the book is located within the Library. You may find it useful to pick up one of our 'Understanding Library Services' guides which contain floor plans of the Library showing where the books are shelved. Please feel free to speak to a member of staff if you need help navigating the shelves and finding books; we're always happy to help.