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Locating Books

After you have found a book in the catalogue or OCtopus, you need the following information to locate it:

Call Number: The call number on the spine is used to find the book on the shelf

Location: Which campus the book is located at and where it is found in the library (circulating, reference, on reserve, etc.)

Status: Available or checked out (you can place a hold for a checked out book)

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:

QC 1-QC 75 Physics. General

QC 81-QC 114 Weights and measures

QC 120-QC 168.85 Descriptive and experimental mechanics

QC 170-QC 197 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics

QC 221-QC 246 Acoustics. Sound

QC 251-QC 338.5 Heat

QC 310.15-QC 319 Thermodynamics

QC 350-QC 467 Optics. Light

QC 450-QC 467 Spectroscopy

QC 474-QC 496.9 Radiation physics (General)

QC 501-QC 766 Electricity and magnetism

QC 770-QC 798 Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity

QC 801-QC 809 Geophysics. Cosmic physics

QC 811-QC 849 Geomagnetism


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