While campus libraries are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, contact the Science Library: firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-775-8310. We may be able to arrange a way to get books to you, either digitally or through the U.S. Mail.
Find books, e-books, videos, scores, and recordings at Oberlin by title, author, subject, keyword, or other options.
Can't find a book at Oberlin? Find and request materials held at 120 OhioLINK libraries. Requested items are delivered to the circulation desk on the first floor of Mudd Center, typically within 3-5 business days. The OhioLINK catalog describes over 46 million items, including books, periodicals, maps, music scores and audiovisual materials.
There are two major call number systems used in the libraries: the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification schemes. The first line of a call number, as it appears on a physical item, is a broad subject classification. The subsequent lines are combinations of letters and numbers that organize items into narrower, related categories.
|Library of Congress||Dewey Decimal|
564.85 Whole number, followed by decimals
|616.8 Whole number, followed by decimal
|V65 Alphabetically, then decimals
(may be followed by another letter)
|.As78 Alphabetically, then decimals|
|2012 Publication Date, shelves chronologically||e.g., 616.8 As78 shelves before 616.8 As8|
See How to Read Call Numbers from the University of Berkeley Library for more details about LC call numbers.