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Floor Plan

The Working Library's collections are arranged over six floors, including a basement. The table below shows the location of the different subject areas within the Library. The letters in brackets appearing after the subject relates to the Library of Congress Classification Scheme used to arrange the books and journals.

A link to the Library Floor Map is provided at the bottom of this page.

Ground floor
  • Reference books
  • Unbound periodicals
  • Tripos examination papers
  • Maps
Mezzanine
  • Maths and Science (Q)
  • General interest collection
First Floor

Garden Wing:

  • Philosophy, Psychology and Religion (B)

Penrose Section (linking Main and Turret stairs):

  • Language and Literature (P)
  • Audio-Visual Collection (AV)

Chapel Court Wing:

  • Education (L)
  • Music (ML)
  • Art and Architecture (N)
Second Floor

Garden Wing:

  • Geography and Anthropology (G)
  • Social Sciences, including Economics (H)
  • Political Science and International Relations (J)

Penrose Section (linking Main and Turret stairs):

  • Archaeology (C)
  • History (D-F)

Chapel Court Wing:

  • Medicine (R)
  • Agriculture, including Veterinary Science (S)
  • Technology, including Engineering (T)
Third Floor

Garden Wing:

  • Law books and Statutes (K)
  • Criminology and Social Welfare (HV)

Chapel Court Wing:

  • Law books and journals (K)

Basement

Some older books are kept in the Open Access Store in the basement, which is accessible twenty-four hours a day. There is a printed guide to help you find books, but please ask a member of the Library staff if you need any assistance. More fragile items, some special collections, and books published before 1850 are kept in the Closed Access Store. If you wish to consult any items from here, please ask a member of staff.

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