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Education: Books

Floor plan

You will find the majority of the Education books on Level 1 of the Hartley Library. 

You can find a floorplan to Level 1 here:

Level 1 Floorplan

Key Locations

Education uses Dewey Decimal Classification.

Key locations for titles of interest to Education students are listed here.

Call Number     Subject     
370 Education General
371 School Management
372 Primary Education
373    Secondary Education
374    Adult Education
378    Higher Education

Classmarks explained

The Education books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System. This means their call numbers (or shelf labels) start with numbers.

You might be used to the Dewey Decimal System from public libraries or schools. 

If you see a number like this:

374.942 ARM

you'll find it on Level 1 of the Library. The books go up numerically, and if there is more than one with the same call number, the books are then shelved by the last three letters (in this case ARM), which are the first three letters of the author's name.

You've probably noticed that most of the rest of the library is shelved according to the Library of Congress, which starts with letters followed by a series of numbers.

Don't worry, if you get stuck, you can always ask a member of library staff for help!

New Books For.....

Cannot Find What You Are Looking For?

  • Is the book out on loan? - Place a hold
  • Is the book at another library site? - Place a hold
  • Is the book not held by the library at all? - Use the Inter library loan service to borrow it from another library
  • Recommend a book? - Contact your Academic Engagement Librarian if you would like to recommend a book we should buy for the library.

How to use eBooks

Interactive tutorials using examples from major eBook providers:

A complete list of our eBook collections is available, as well as information on access and passwords.

Theses and Dissertations

PhD/ MPhil theses

  • the library holds print copies of all University of Southampton doctoral level theses; these are listed on WebCat
  • many of these are now also available online from ePrints Soton

Undergraduate/ taught masters dissertations

  • a limited number of these are held in the library
  • for most subject areas students should ask at their Faculty Office for access
  • there are more details about finding theses available

Using other University libraries

SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme, The scheme covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland.

You can sign up for the scheme on the SCONUL website.



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