Queens' Library uses the BLISS classification scheme which assigns a lettered code to books on each subject.
Books are arranged in alphabetical sequence starting with A (Philosophy) to the left of the Library entrance as you enter, proceeding clockwise round the room in a loop that finishes at the right-hand side with the letter N (British History). The sequence then continues upstairs on the first floor (British History cont. (NRD) - European Literature (XB)), with Fine Arts, Music and Linguistics (U-W) up the stairs on the galleries. The majority of the Classics section (XD-XI) can be found in the small room off the main staircase on the first floor. The second floor concludes the sequence from Classics (XI) to English Literature (Y). We also have a General Collection of interesting fiction and non-fiction located on the ground floor of the Library.
*Please bear in mind that we currently have a one way system in place within the Library. You may wish to check the location of your books before you come to save time.*
Please click on the maps at the bottom of the page to locate your books within the library. Each floor has different colour signage to help you find your books more easily:
- Ground floor: RED
- First floor: BLUE
- Second floor: GREEN
Finding Books in the Library: by Subject
|Archaeology||LA||0||History of science||AZ||0|
|Biological anthropology||H||0||Management Studies||TQ||1|
|Classical history||LT/LV||0||Performance arts||VY||1|
|Computer science||AY 7N||0||Philosophy||AA||0|
|English literature||Y||2||Social sciences||K||0|
|European history||LY/M||1||Social anthropology||KRS||0|
|French literature||XT||2||Spanish literature||XP||2|