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The Big Book Move

We've reorganised our book stock into a single, logical user-friendly sequence so that you can find the books that you need from the Library with ease.

Books on the Move graphic‌To make it easier for you to find and use books within our libraries, we have integrated our High Demand Book Collection in with our book stock, so that all of our books will be in one sequence.

All of the signage around the Library has been updated and locations of books have been updated on Library Search, so you will be able to find the new book locations.

To help familiarise you with the new locations of some of our books, we've created the guides below that will show you the subjects and Dewey numbers that can be found on each floor of Main Library and Joule Library.

Main Library

Blue Ground, 1, 2, 3 and 4

Blue Ground

On Blue Ground you will find the following resources:

  • Quick use PCs
  • Credit machine
  • Cafe
  • Collect Me room
  • Charging station
  • iPad/laptop loans
  • Self-issue machines
  • Customer Service Desk
  • Accessible Equipment Room

You can also access the Muriel Stott building from Blue Ground, which has a cluster of PCs and a MFD for you to use.

Blue 1

On Blue 1 you will find the following resources:

  • Quick use PCs
  • Varied study spaces
  • Credit machine

You will find books on the following subject areas on Blue 1:

  • 000s - General, Computer Science
  • 100s, 110s. 120s - Philosophy

Blue 2

On Blue 2 you will find books on the following subject areas:

  • 130s - 170s - Psychology
  • 200s - Theology
  • 300s - Social Science, Law, Education
  • 400s - Language
  • 500s, 510s, 520s, 530s - Science and Mathematics

Blue 3

On Blue 3 you will find books on the following subject areas:

  • 540s, 550s, 560s, 570s, 580s, 590s - Science and Bioscience
  • 600s - Medical
  • 800s - Literature
  • 900s - History

There are also quick use PCs for you to use on this floor.

Blue 4

On Blue 4 you will find books on the following subject areas:

  • 700s - Art

There are also quick use PCs and a Teaching Suite for you to use on this floor.

Green Ground, 1, 2 and 3

Green Ground

On Green Ground you will find the following resources:

  • Social Science Journals
  • Physical and Life Science Journals
  • Microforms
  • Microfiche machine

Green 1

Clinical Science Journals

Green 2

Group Study Rooms

Green 3

Folios and Large Folios are now in this area.

Red

Red 2

On Red 2 you will find quick use PCs as well as books on Music in the 780s.

Red 3

  • Law journals
  • MUP and BURG collections

Red 3.1

  • Meeting Room

Purple Ground, 2 and 4

Purple Ground

  • Quick use PC
  • Special Collection (maps)

Purple 2

  • East Asian books

Purple 4

Middle East books and journals

Orange Ground, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Orange Ground

Books are currently being moved on Orange Ground. If you are struggling to find a book please ask one of our Customer Services Team for help.

Orange 1, 2 and 3

  • Humanities journals

Orange 4

  • Middle East books and journals

Orange 5

  • Middle East books

Joule Library

All floors

Main Level E Floor split across three areas

  • Main desk
  • First Aid room
  • Self-issue machines
  • Relaxation room
  • Female toilet
  • Accessible toilet

Shelving area

  • 000s - Computer Science
  • 100s - Philosophy
  • 200s - Religion
  • 300s - Social Sciences
  • 400s - Language
  • 500s - Science
  • 600s - Medical, Technology, Engineering
  • 700s - Art
  • 800s - Literature
  • 900s - History

Upper Level F Floor

  • IT Support Desk
  • Quick use PCs
  • Credit machine
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Joule classroom
  • Study spaces
  • Male toilet

If you are struggling to find a book in this are please speak with one of the Customer Services Team who will be able to help you.