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English: Finding Books in the Library

Library resources for A Level and GCSE

Reading Lists

Finding books in the Library

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These are the main shelf marks/classification numbers for English A Level and GCSE.  If you are unsure where to find a specific title you can always ask at the Library Information Desk  or search the

Library Catalogue. 

Subject Shelf Mark
Drama 822
English dictionary 423
English language 428, 428.0076, 428.2076
English Literature 820
F. Scott Fitzgerald 813.52/FIT
Gender Differences in Language 306.44
Grammar 428.2
Great Gatsby
Ibsen 839.8226
Language Development 401.93
Linguistics 410
Margaret Atwood RC/ATW
Othello 822.33 T7
Poetry 821
Punctuation 428.2
Reading for pleasure

RC (Reading Collection)

Tennessee Williams 812.54/WIL
The Novel 823
Writing 808


Search the Library Catalogue

Search by author, title or a subject keyword. Any matching results will be displayed.

You can then find out the following information:

  • where the book is - the shelf mark;
  • how long the book can be borrowed for; 
  • and whether a book is on the shelf or out on loan.

Can't find the book you want?

If all copies of a textbook are on loan you can place a reservation, or there may be a copy available online as an e-book. 

If the book or journal article is not available from the library you can ask for an inter-library loan.


Finding e-books

The easiest way to find if a particular title is available as an e-book is to search the Library Catalogue just as you would for printed books. You can search for an author, title or keyword.

You may be asked for your college IT username and password to view the e-book.


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