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Search for Books Using OCtopus

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Filter results by format (books, ebooks, or "catalogue only" for print books and media) and by publication date.

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Locating Books

After you have found a book, you need the following information to locate it:

Location: Campus and collection (for example Penticton Circulating Collection or Vernon Reference Collection)

Call Number: Corresponds to the number printed on a sticker on the book's spine, used to find the book on the shelf

Status: Available or checked out (request a hold for a book that is checked out)


Call Numbers

If you're not sure exactly what you're looking for, you may find it useful to browse the Library shelves at the following call number locations:

QB 1 - QB 139  General Astronomy

QB 140 - QB 237  Practical and spherical astronomy

QB 275 - QB 343  Geodesy

QB 349 - QB 421  Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics

QB 455 - QB 456  Astrogeology

QB 460 - QB 466  Astrophysics

QB 468 - QB 480  Non-optical methods of astronomy (like radio astronomy

QB 501 - QB 701  Solar system (including sun, moon, planets)

QB 721 - QB 755  Comets, meteors, meteorites

QB 790 - QB 858  Interstellar matter, stars, galaxies

QB 981 - QB 991  Cosmology

QH 326  Exobiology

TL 787 - TL 4050  Astronautics. Space travel

Selected Books in the Library

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